First Alert: Freeze Warnings in effect west of I-95 Wednesday Night

Protect any plants that are susceptible to cold, because a frost or freeze is possible Wednesday night

Freeze Warnings in effect west of I-95 Wednesday night

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Areas west of Richmond are under a Freeze Warning for Wednesday night into Thursday morning as temperatures turn much colder.

The Freeze Warning includes Western Hanover, Louisa, Goochland, Powhatan, Amelia, Nottoway, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Lunenburg, Prince Edward, and Mecklenburg Counties. Protect any plants that are susceptible to the cold if you live in these locations.

A freeze warning is in effect for Thursday morning in areas west of I-95.
A freeze warning is in effect for Thursday morning in areas west of I-95. (Source: WWBT)

The low temperature Thursday morning in Richmond is forecast to reach 34 degrees. Rural locations could get close to the freezing mark, which may damage tender plants that are susceptible to cold.

Thursday morning’s record low is 33°, which was set just last year!

This kind of cold snap is why we generally advise people not safe to plant tomatoes in Central Virginia until May 1 - and this upcoming cold blast shows why it’s safer to wait.

If you have already planted vegetables or flowers that are susceptible to cold, make plans to protect those plants Wednesday night and again Thursday night into Friday morning when temperatures may drop back into the mid 30s.

Temperatures likely drop into the mid 30s Thursday morning.
Temperatures likely drop into the mid 30s Thursday morning. (Source: WWBT)

Keep the NBC12 First Alert weather app handy for updates on this cold blast!

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