Freeze Watch for Northern Missouri

A Freeze Watch will be in effect from 10 this evening through 9 tomorrow morning for northern Missouri – including Adair County. We may experience sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 degrees. Frost and freezing conditions may kill crops and other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Forecasters say you should 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.