... Freeze warning now in effect from 10 PM this evening to 10 am
* timing... the temperature is expected to fall below the freezing
mark this evening for most of eastern Missouri as well as west
central Illinois. Temperatures across the St. Louis Metro area
and southern Illinois will likely fall below freezing shortly
* Temperatures... lows in the mid to upper 20s.
* Impacts... sensitive plants and trees may be damaged or killed.
A freeze warning is issued when sub-freezing temperatures are
forecast to threaten outdoor plants. Those with agricultural
interests in the warned area are advised to protect tender
vegetation. Also... potted plants normally left outdoors should be
covered or brought inside away from the cold.