And just like that, it’s going to get cold. So cold that the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a freeze watch for parts of Maryland, including Harford County, for Friday night and Saturday morning.
Temperatures could drop to the upper 20s and lower 30s overnight Friday, which will likely be the coolest night of the fall so far, according to the NWS.
There's a small craft advisory in effect until noon Saturday on the Chesapeake.
On land, freezing temperatures can kill crops and other plants in several ways–one way is that the expansion of freezing water inside the plant cells damages and destroys them.
If you’re trying to prolong the life of a seasonal garden in hopes that another frost or freeze is a ways away, try these tips from GardeningKnowhow.com:
- Cover plants with a loosely draped blanket
- Cover plants in a blanket and plastic
- Water your plants today–wet soil holds more heat
After the freeze, however, the weather is expected to take a turn for the mild.
According to the NWS forecast discussion: "After a cool start, Saturday should sparkle" with temperatures nearing 60 degrees and "plenty of sunshine."