Freeze warning issued for Big Bend counties

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Freeze warning issued for Big Bend, South Georgia counties
Posted at 7:13 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 19:13:27-05

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a freeze warning for several local counties in our coverage area.

NWS Tallahassee says a light freeze is expected across most of the area early Wednesday morning. The freeze warning will go into effect at 3 a.m. Wednesday and will last until 9 a.m.

Minimum temperatures are expected to dip as low as 27 degrees.

The following counties are covered in the alert: Calhoun; Central Walton; Gadsden; Holmes; Inland Bay; Inland Dixie; Inland Franklin; Inland Gulf; Inland Jefferson; Inland Taylor; Inland Wakulla; Jackson; Lafayette; Leon; Liberty; Madison; North Walton; Washington.

A freeze warning means that sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will typically kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

To prepare for Wednesday morning's potentially freezing weather, you should remember these tips:

- Protect plants by covering them with blankets or bringing them inside,

- Protect pets by bringing them inside or giving them dry, warm outside shelter away from the wind

- Protect pipes by running a small stream of water from your faucets

- Protect the most vulnerable groups (i.e. elderly and children) by making sure they are adequately layered, especially at night

- Inspect any heating equipment before use