Frost warning set for tonight through Tuesday – News/Talk KRMS 1150 AM, 97.5 FM and 103.3 FM

Prepare to be frozen.

The National Weather Service is issuing a frost warning that will take effect overnight tonight and last through Tuesday morning.

Weather officials say sub-freezing temperatures are expected to drop to 28 degrees in the region.

Meteorologist Ray Miller says freezing conditions can kill crops, vegetation and any gardening you may have started “If you’ve already started gardening, if you have some of the more delicate plants outside…really anything that can’t survive a freeze, you want to at least cover it if possible. Anything potted, bring it inside if possible.

Miller also says the cold is deadly to animals and can damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Experts say that to avoid freezing and possible water lines, residents should wrap them, drain them or let them drain slowly.

If you have pets that normally stay outdoors, local shelters advise you to bring them inside or contact them if you need help.

***More information

...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM CDT
TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 28 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, south central,
  southwest and west central Missouri.

* WHEN...From 2 AM to 9 AM CDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill or damage crops,
  other sensitive vegetation, and possibly damage unprotected
  outdoor plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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