Freeze warning overnight

(UPDATED: 8:20 p.m. Wednesday) A freeze warning is in effect for Ottawa County, as well as much of west and central Michigan, for early Thursday.
Mark Brooky
Apr 12, 2012

 

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has posted the warning to be in effect from midnight to 8 a.m. Thursday.

Freeze warnings are posted when temperatures dip below freezing during the growing seasons.

Temperatures are expected to fall into the 20s overnight. Low-lying areas will see the coldest temperatures. The most likely time frame for freezing temperatures is between 2 and 8 a.m. Thursday.

Impacts:

— Damage to unprotected vegetation is likely.

— Fruit trees and orchards are particularly vulnerable to the freeze.

— Those with agricultural interests in the warning area are advised to harvest or protect tender vegetation.

— Potted plants normally left outdoors should be covered or brought inside both nights.

The forecast for the Grand Haven area:

Overnight: Widespread frost after 2 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind at 4 to 7 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Widespread frost before 8 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 50. Calm wind becoming southwest at 7 to 10 mph.

Thursday night: Areas of frost after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 36. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

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