Say It Ain't So! Freeze Warning & Watch Issued

The National Weather Service says the sub freezing temperature alert will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday

By Tom Kierein and Natalie Lopez
|  Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012  |  Updated 11:03 AM EDT
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Get the weather forecast from Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer.

Doug Kammerer

Get the weather forecast from Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer.

Bid a (temporary) goodbye to spring. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning and freeze watch for early Tuesday morning.
 
The freezing temperature warning and watch will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday.
 
Temperatures are expected to range from the mid and upper 20s across the Potomac Highlands and to the lower 30s in the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Maryland area.
 
NBC4 Meteorologist Tom Kierein says it’s not unusual to see a freeze this time of year. The earliest "last freeze" our area has seen was Feb. 17, 2010. The latest last freeze recorded was more than 100 years ago on April 29, 1874.
 
You might feel that winter is long gone, but Tom says not so fast!

You’re going to want to bring in any vegetation sensitive to cold weather because it could be damaged by Monday night’s temps.  More significant damage will occur in areas where temperatures drop below 28 degrees for thtrr hours or more.

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