Last Freeze of the Season?
With temperatures across Southwest Georgia set to plunge into the upper 20's to lower 30's tonight, we could be facing our last freeze of the season.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for multiple counties across the area tonight from 2 a.m. until 8 a.m. Friday morning.
We can expect freezing temperatures for up to four hours that can harm sensitive vegetation. Frost is also possible even in areas that where temperatures stay above freezing. It's a good idea to protect susceptible plants and bring pets inside or give them adequate protection from the cold.
This dramatic drop in temperatures will occur because of our clear skies, drier air and calm winds will all be combining.
The freeze warning affects the following counties: Atkinson, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Dougherty, Irwin, Lee, Mitchell, Terrell, Tift, Turner and Worth.
There is a good chance that this may be the last freeze of the season, although freezing temperatures have occurred much later than March 14th.
Generally, the last frost or freeze date of the winter season for Albany is listed in many sources as March 30th. Looking over the last nine years the last frost date was much earlier than the end of March.