NWS Birmingham has issued a Freeze Watch on Friday from 1:00 am to 9:00 am for the following counties in Central Alabama: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Fayette, Jefferson, Lamar, Marion, Randolph, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker, Winston.
* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 31 possible.
* WHERE…Portions of central, east central, northeast, northwest and west central Alabama.
* WHEN…From late Thursday night through Friday morning.
* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
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.