Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisories have been issued for Central Georgia for Friday morning in anticipation of much colder air taking over the region.
A freeze warning has been issued from 3 a.m. through 8 a.m. Friday for those counties from Macon north and west. They include Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Monroe, Putnam and Upson. Temperatures during this time period are expected to reach the upper 20s and lower 30s. Tender vegetation and indoor house plants left outdoors could be damaged or killed if not protected or brought indoors where possible.
A freeze warning means freezing temperatures are forecast to threaten outdoor plants. Those with agricultural interests in the warned area are advised to harvest or protect tender vegetation.
A frost advisory has been issued from 3 a.m. through 8 a.m. Friday for those counties south and east of Macon. They include Bleckley, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Houston, Johnson, Laurens, Macon, Montgomery, Peach, Pulaski, Sumter, Taylor, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox and Wilkinson. Temperatures in these areas during this time period are expected to reach the mid 30s. Tender vegetation and indoor plants could be damaged or killed if not protected or brought indoors where possible.
A frost advisory means that frost is expected. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.
The counties that are under the frost advisory for Friday morning have also been placed under a freeze watch for Saturday morning. This freeze watch means conditions are favorable for a freeze event in and close to the watch area. Those with agricultural interests in the watch area should make preparations to protect sensitive vegetation and young trees.
Our team of meteorologists continue to track the much colder air that is slated to invade central Georgia. Chief Meteorologist Jeff Cox will have the latest forecast information at 5, 5:30 and 10 p.m. on FOX 24 and at 7 and 11 p.m. on ABC 16. You can also follow our team of meteorologists on Facebook by searching 'StormTrack Weather'.