Temperatures expected to drop, freeze watch issued

Temperatures expected to drop, freeze watch issued

RACINE, Ohio – A freeze warning and watch have been issued for Meigs County and the surrounding areas by the National Weather Service.

The warning remains in effect from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday. A freeze watch is in effect Thursday evening into Friday morning. Temperatures are expected to be colder Thursday evening into Friday morning. The freeze warning encompasses the mid-Ohio Valley, portions of southern West Virginia, and southwest Virginia.

For the freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures as low as 29 are possible. For the freeze watch, sub-freezing temperatures as low as 20 are possible.

Freeze conditions will kill crops and 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.