A Freeze Watch has been issued with temperatures expected to drop to 30-31 degrees. Frost development or a light freeze resulting in damage to unprotected vegetation are likely Saturday night into Sunday morning, especially across eastern and central portions of Mississippi including our region. Patchy frost resulting in minor damage to unprotected vegetation will be possible elsewhere across southern and western Mississippi, northeast Louisiana, and far southeast Arkansas.
The following counties could be impacted – Attala; Carroll; Choctaw; Clarke; Clay; Covington; Grenada; Hinds; Holmes; Jasper; Jones; Kemper; Lauderdale; Leake; Lowndes; Madison; Montgomery; Neshoba; Newton; Noxubee; Oktibbeha; Rankin; Scott; Simpson; Smith; Webster; Winston; Yazoo
* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 31 possible.
* WHERE…Portions of central and eastern Mississippi.
* WHEN…From late Saturday evening through Sunday morning.
* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
What you can do -Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.