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      Freeze Warning issued despite spring temperatures

      The freeze warning affects the following counties: Atkinson, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Calhoun, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Dougherty, Irwin, Lee, Mitchell, Terrell, Tift, Turner and Worth. / MGN Online


      Southwest Georgia may be plunged into freezing temperatures once again Wednesday morning from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. as the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for multiple counties in Southwest Georgia.

      It was just about two weeks ago when the area was faced with possible freezing and that may well be the case again.

      Many garden planting sources list the last freeze of the season as March 31st but that is generally a very safe date as most last freezes in the Spring happen earlier.

      Strong Northwest winds Tuesday afternoon have brought cooler and drier air into South Georgia which with combined with clear skies will cool to the upper 20's to lower 30's during the early morning Wednesday.

      Freezing temperatures should not last more than two to three hours and a light freeze is all that is expected.

      It's a good idea to protect susceptible plants and bring pets inside or give them adequate protection from the cold.

      The freeze warning affects the following counties: Atkinson, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Calhoun, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Dougherty, Irwin, Lee, Mitchell, Terrell, Tift, Turner and Worth.

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