Temperatures could drop below freezing overnight in Fairfax County, continuing a cold streak that took hold earlier today (Wednesday).
The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning that will take effect from 1 to 9 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday), stating that sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit can be expected.
“Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing,” the NWS said.
Here’s more on what to do from the alert, which covers the D.C. area up past Hagerstown in Maryland:
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.
According to the NWS forecast, this week is expected to close out with temperatures rising to highs in the upper-60s during the day on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 22-23). Nights will see lows ranging from 37 degrees Thursday to 45 degrees on Saturday.
[1:32 PM] The National Weather Service has issues a freeze warning in effect from 1 AM to 9AM EDT Thursday (10/20). Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 degrees are expected. pic.twitter.com/ORqZ8hbIIC
— Ready Fairfax (@ReadyFairfax) October 19, 2022
We’re a couple weeks into spring now, but that won’t stop a chill from settling in Fairfax County early tomorrow morning (Monday).
The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory set to take effect in the D.C. area from midnight to 9 a.m.
…FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM EDT MONDAY…
* WHAT…Temperatures around 33 to 36 degrees will result in frost formation.
* WHERE…The Washington and Baltimore Metropolitan areas, northern and central Maryland as well as northern and central Virginia.
* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 9 AM EDT Monday.
* IMPACTS…Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.
Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.
For those less than enthused about the frigid weather, fear not: forecasts indicate that temperatures will leap up to a high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday (April 13), albeit with a slight chance of showers.