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How to protect your plants from frost

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Heads up, planters: patchy frost is possible Thursday night!

From Meteorologist Samantha Roberts:

Good morning, my green thumbed gardeners! We are tracking the potential for patchy frost in northeast Ohio late Thursday into fFriday morning. The National Weather Service has not issued any freeze alerts just yet, but with temperatures falling into the 30s overnight, I would be prepared for the possibility of at least patchy frost.

SEE THE FIRST ALERT FORECAST FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

What you should do:

If you have agricultural interests, you'll want to take measures to protect your vegetation.

Potted plants typically left outside should be covered or brought inside tonight.

If you're covering your outdoor plants, be sure to cover them up before dusk. Newspaper, some type of tarp, cardboard, or even a bed sheet should be sufficient.

You may want to bring your pets in too, as overnight lows will dip down into the 30s for many of you.

Average first frost dates:

It is not unusual that we are forecasting frost for tonight. The average first frost dates for many of our reporting stations are as follows:

Mansfield: Sept. 30

Youngstown: Oct. 1

Akron-Canton: Oct. 7

Cleveland: Oct. 14 (Tomorrow!)

Some of you already saw patchy frost Tuesday morning. Cleveland, however, has not seen temperatures in the 30s since May 16. The low that day was 37°.

Stay warm! 

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