Freeze Watch Issued for Athens and Adjacent Counties

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Updated Sun, May 12, 2013 6:08 am

Spring flowers and vegetables peeping through the soil could freeze Sunday night and Monday morning as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing during the period.

The National Weather Service reported that back-to-back cold fronts have ushered unseasonably cooler temperatures to parts of Ohio and the Midwest.

While temperatures in Southeast Ohio are expected to fall into the 30s, higher elevations could see lows in the 20s.

The special weather statement said crops and other sensitive vegetation could die as a result.

The weather service said the freeze watch for those more southern counties in the advisory area could be changed to a freeze warning as freezing temperatures become more imminent.

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