FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Thursday night was cold but it’ll be even colder Friday night.
Temperatures are expected to plummet into the low to mid-30s.
With that being said, widespread frost is expected to develop Friday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for the northeast Indiana and parts of northwest Ohio.
When frost develops, it can damage or kill sensitive plants that are not protected.
You will want to cover/protect any sensitive plants that you have Friday evening.
Here are a few ways to protect your plants from frost:
- Use a lightweight sheet or blanket
- Do NOT cover them tightly, they need room to breath
- Do NOT cover plants with plastic, it will suffocate plants
- Watering plants can help them retain heat
- Bring plants indoors
If you cover up your plants Friday evening, don’t forget to uncover them shortly after the sunrise Saturday.
Plants that are left covered up will bake in the sun and die.
If you haven’t planted your garden yet, hold off until at least next weekend, May 15-16.
Long range, it looks like we could have a couple chilly nights early next week.