The clocks have sprung forward, but spring hasn’t sprung just yet. After what appeared like the beginning of spring, Georgia is in for a quick cold snap tonight.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for much of north and central Georgia, which will remain in effect from Monday evening through Wednesday morning.
Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 27 degrees are expected in most areas, with temperatures as low as 23 degrees in the upper elevations of north Georgia.
The freeze watch warns that frost and freeze conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
To prevent damage, the National Weather Service advises residents to take precautions now. They recommend protecting tender plants from the cold by covering them with blankets or moving them indoors.
Outdoor water pipes should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly to prevent freezing and possible bursting. In-ground sprinkler systems should also be drained, and above-ground pipes covered to protect them from freezing.
This warning comes after a series of spring-like days in Georgia. The freeze watch serves as a reminder that weather conditions can quickly change, and residents should stay vigilant to protect their property and plants.
For the latest updates on weather conditions in your area, please visit the National Weather Service website.