Lower Peninsula Hit with Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings
Looks like old man winter just can't let go with frost advisories and freeze warnings for the lower peninsula for Saturday.
According to MLive, when you wake up Saturday, don't be surprised to see your grass covered in frost as some areas may get down to freezing temperatures.
Here is a list of the counties that will have the freeze warning starting between midnight and 2 a.m to 8 a.m. Saturday morning:
- Alcona, Alpena,Antrim, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Emmet, Isabella, Kalkaska, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Montmorency, Newaygo, Oceana, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle,Roscommon and Wexford.
Below the freeze warning is a frost advisory with temperatures cooling down around 35 degrees.
The frost will melt quickly due to sunshine on Saturday morning and if all goes well will melt by 9 a.m.
If you have already planted some stuff you are going to want to take the necessary steps to make sure your plants survive.
If you have any hanging plants bring them inside your garage or house. While Petunias can take on a little cold, Begonias and Impatiens can die from this kind of cold.
If you got a jump on your gardening by starting your peppers and tomatoes, you are going to want to cover them because they can go into shock under these conditions and it may take weeks for them to recover.
If you have any vine type vegetables and fruits, these cold temps will kill watermelons, squash and pumpkins for sure.
And I certainly hope you don’t have any vine vegetables and vine fruits out yet. Watermelons, squash and pumpkins will be dead if they get hit by 32 degree temperatures.