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Freeze warning issued for Thursday and Friday nights

April 05, 2012

Overnight temperatures across the Tri-State area were expected to dip into the lower 30s Thursday night into Friday morning, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a freeze warning for areas west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and northern Maryland.

The warning was lifted as of 9 a.m. Friday, but a freeze watch is still in effect for  Friday night into Saturday morning.

Unprotected vegetation sensitive to freezing temperatures will be at risk for damages, the weather service said.

Forecasters predicted Thursday night temperatures to dip to about 32 degrees, and a low of about 31 is expected tonight.

A freeze warning means below-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. Such conditions could kill crops or other sensitive plants, the weather service said.

— C.J. Lovelace

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