The National Weather Service has issues a Freeze Watch for the following locations: Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-Northwest Montgomery-Northwest Howard-Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-Orange-Culpeper-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Including the cities of Hagerstown, Frederick, Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Germantown, Damascus, Lisbon, Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market, Winchester, Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville, Stanardsville, Madison, Washington, Orange, Gordonsville, Culpeper, Warrenton, Turnbull, Purcellville, Big Meadows, Wintergreen, Paw Paw, Martinsburg, Charles Town, and Shepherdstown
…FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…
* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures of 30 to 32 degrees are
* WHERE…Portions of north central Maryland, the Shenandoah Valley and north central Virginia foothills and the panhandle of West Virginia.
* WHEN…From late tonight through Thursday morning.
* IMPACTS…Sub-freezing temperatures could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
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.
Here is a look at the detailed forecast for the next few days:
Today: A chance of sprinkles after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a northwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Tonight: A chance of sprinkles before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Northwest wind around 9 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.