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Parts of DFW could freeze Saturday morning. Is your neighborhood in the crosshairs?

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Some plants, like certain vegetables and tropical plants, need to move indoors for the winter or during a freeze. Others, including certain herbs, just need to be covered up. Find out how to best take care of your plants in 90 seconds.
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Some plants, like certain vegetables and tropical plants, need to move indoors for the winter or during a freeze. Others, including certain herbs, just need to be covered up. Find out how to best take care of your plants in 90 seconds.

It’s time to bring sensitive plants indoors or cover them with a tarp — the first freeze is on the way Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for parts of North Texas as cold air is expected to drop temperatures to 32 degrees. It now includes Tarrant and Dallas counties.

Even if it stays above freezing, sensitive vegetation could be harmed by temperatures in the mid-30s.

It’s also important to turn off sprinkler systems so sidewalks and streets aren’t covered in a coating of ice.

The cool weather is a little early. The average first freeze date for the Dallas-Fort Worth area is Nov. 22.

Saturday freeze
National Weather Service

The cool, wet weather may very well stick around this winter.

The latest forecast released Thursday shows an 80 percent chance of an El Niño forming, which increases chances for a wetter winter across Texas.

The Climate Prediction Center’s three-month outlook continues to show above normal precipitation but near-normal temperatures this winter.

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698; @fwhanna
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