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.
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The cool weather is a little early. The average first freeze date for the Dallas-Fort Worth area is Nov. 22.
The cool, wet weather may very well stick around this winter.
The Climate Prediction Center’s three-month outlook continues to show above normal precipitation but near-normal temperatures this winter.