Freeze Warning tonight means protecting plants and outdoor piping

Nearly all of Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania, including Allegany and adjoining counties, are under a FREEZE WARNING from late tonight into Thursday morning as temperatures drop into the 20s.

National Weather Service offices report expectations for a “hard freeze” and widespread frost from before midnight until after sunrise.

“Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold,” they advise, adding that “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.”

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