Freeze Warning in effect from midnight until 9am Wednesday morning

Weather

Now that we are nearing the month of December, we are experiencing more frequent cold conditions. Over the last couple weeks, we had several frosty mornings and some freezes across the CSRA. Wednesday morning we have the potential for another Widespread Freeze.

A Vipir 6 Alert Day is issued for the overnight hours and early morning of Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to drop between 25-32 degrees for parts of the CSRA. The coldest temperatures will be in our northern counties, with the southern counties sitting around the freezing mark.

As of Tuesday morning, a Freeze Warning has been posted for the following counties: Columbia, McDuffie, Richmond, Burke, Jenkins, Screven, Aiken, Barnwell, Bamberg, and Allendale. This Freeze Warning is in effect from Wednesday at 12AM until 9AM.

Here’s some tips on how you can prepare for the cold. A simple way to remember cold weather safety is by saying the “4 P’s: People, Pets, Plants, and Pipes.” These are the four things you need to think of when temperatures drop below freezing. Make sure that people, especially kids, dress accordingly for the cold when headed outside in the morning. Don’t forget about the pets either. Now is this time to bring them inside. Exposure to the frigid temperatures along with wind can cause frostbite and hypothermia. As mentioned previously, a freeze can cause significant damage to plants. Plants and vegetation need to be covered sufficiently. Any potted plants should be brought inside. Lastly, a freeze can cause pipes to burst if not protected. Pipes can be sealed by wrapping foam around them as insulation. It also helps to keep a little bit of water dripping from your faucets and making sure the heat is on in your home.

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