Freeze warning issued for Midlands - - Columbia, South Carolina

Freeze warning issued for Midlands


A Freeze Warning for Wednesday morning has been issued for northern and central South Carolina.

According to the WIS First Alert Storm Team, sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely in the Midlands. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation, and possibly damage outdoor plumbing.

Forecaster Tim Miller says to look for lows Wednesday morning in the Northern Midlands in the middle 20s, and upper 20s to around 30 degrees elsewhere.

Miller says showers will end late Tuesday morning and skies will become partly sunny and breezy with highs in the upper 50s before a storm over the Atlantic moves north. "As that happens, wrap around moisture will give us a late day shower before things clear out and temperatures fall like a rock," says Miller.

"A Freeze Warning is not unusual," says Miller. "It's just that everyone is tired of the cold weather."

"Bring in plants and cover tender vegetation and turn off sprinklers," says Miller.

Wednesday will be cool with sunshine and highs in the middle 50s. Lows will again be around the freezing mark Thursday morning, but temperatures will quickly warm up into the low 60s.

The Freeze Warning is in effect from midnight to 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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