NWS: Freeze Warning in effect midnight tonight to 9 a.m. Friday

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The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Freeze Warning from midnight tonight (Thursday) through 9 a.m. Friday morning. 

Counties included in the warning are Lauderdale,Colbert,Franklin (AL),Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cullman Moore, Lincoln and Franklin (TN).

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 29 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of north central, northeast and northwest
  Alabama and southern middle Tennessee.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 9 AM CDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other
  sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor


Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.