The National National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, has issued a Freeze Watch for portions of eastern Georgia, Upstate South Carolina and North Carolina localities from Charlotte to Hickory.
According to the agency, “A broad area of Canadian high pressure will build into the region Saturday. This will keep winds calm and maintain a dry airmass through a deep layer…thus allowing maximum cooling conditions. Minimum temperatures Friday night will drop to
freezing or below across the foothills and piedmont regions of the Carolinas and Northeast Georgia.”
The freeze watch is in effect from late-Friday night through Saturday morning.
Temperatures are expected to dip into the upper 20s to lower 30s, potentially killing kill sensitive plants left outdoors.
“A Freeze Watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible. These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation,” stated the Weather Service.
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