(WWLP) - A Freeze Warning and a Frost Advisory is in effect for Berkshire county from 2 a.m. through 7 a.m. Wednesday.
With the clouds clearing out again tonight, temperatures will bottom out in the mid-30s. To be on the safe side, cover your plants and flowers before you go to bed.
A freeze warning is more significant than a frost advisory. A frost advisory means that frost is possible and could cause some damage to unprotected plants. This typically happens when temperatures fall into the middle and possibly even lower 30s.
A freeze warning means that sub-freezing temperatures are likely and that unprotected plants could die if no precautions are taken. A freeze warning is issued when temperatures in the lower 30s and even 20s are possible.
Freeze and frost warnings/advisories are only issued during the growing season. In the winter, when temperatures are consistently cold, we're out of the growing season so there is little concern for crop loss.
In the early spring the growing season is starting to begin and if frost or freeze conditions occur, unprotected plants could suffer damage or be killed.
Bringing plants inside or covering with a sheet outside can provide some protection.
We'll start with sunshine Wednesday morning, but clouds will fill in through the afternoon. Expect a few passing showers tomorrow afternoon with highs in the upper-60s.