Freeze warnings are still posted for counties in our area, but it appears that the overnight low temperatures are not going to be as low as earlier forecast.
Earlier Thursday, the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast that low temperatures Thursday night into Friday morning would be in the teens for much of our area. Late Thursday afternoon, however, NWS revised its forecast to mid-20s to lower 30s. While those revised temperatures are an improvement, they still have the potential to be below freezing.
Here is the most recent information concerning the freeze warnings.
NWS in Wichta has issued a freeze warning in effect from 10 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday for the following counties in our area.
- Ellsworth County
- Lincoln County
- Marion County (A freeze watch also has been issued for Marion County from Friday evening through Saturday morning.)
- McPherson County
- Saline County
Overnight lows are expected to fall into the upper 20s to around 30 degrees Thursday night into Friday morning. Sensitive vegetation may be killed or damaged if not protected or brought indoors.
NWS in Hastings, Neb., has issued a freeze warning in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday for the following counties in our area.
- Jewell County
- Mitchell County
Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 21 to 29 degrees are expected. Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
NWS in Topeka has issued a freeze warning in effect from 10 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday for the following counties in our area.
- Clay County
- Cloud County
- Dickinson County
- Ottawa County
- Republic County
Temperatures are expected to drop to between 30 and 32 degrees in the warned area Thursday night. Freezing temperatures could kill outdoor plants, sensitive vegetation and crops.