Freeze Warning For Parts Of The Area On Friday From 1:00 AM To 9:00 AM

NWS Birmingham has upgraded the Freeze Watch to a Freeze Warning for the following counties in Central Alabama: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Fayette, Jefferson, Lamar, Marion, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker, Winston.

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of central, east-central, northeast, northwest and west-central Alabama.

* WHEN…From 1 AM to 9 AM CDT Friday.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will 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.

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