(WTXL) — A Freeze Warning has been issued for portions of north Florida and southeast Georgia.
The warning goes into effect from midnight to 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
For Florida counties in our coverage area, Suwannee, Hamilton, Columbia and Baker are all affected by the warning. For Georgia counties in our coverage area, Echols and Clinch are affected.
A Freeze Warning is issued when significant, widespread freezing temperatures are expected. Temperatures as low as 28 degrees are expected overnight.
Pets, pipes, and plants are three of the most important things to remember when the temperatures get cold enough to freeze. Tuesday night's conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
Here's some tips to get prepared:
- Cover your plants with a frost cloth. If you can't find a frost cloth, a sheet or a blanket works well.
- If there are potted plants you can't move inside, then move potted plants to a spot where they're protected from the wind
- Spread at least two to three inches of mulch to protect the roots of plants and trees
- Use water on plants.
- Watering your plants actually protects them from the cold.