FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- It is going to be a downright chilly Friday night across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
Temperatures are expected to fall into the mid to upper 30s early Saturday morning.
As a result, the National Weather Service has issued the first Frost Advisory of the season.
This does not signify the end of the growing season, but the frost could damage or kill plants that are not protected.
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 basically suffocate plants.
- Watering plants can help them retain heat
- Bring plants indoors
If you cover up your plants this evening, don’t forget to uncover them shortly after the sun comes up Saturday morning.
If you leave the plants covered, they will bake and die.
Fort Wayne usually observes its first frost from late September to early October.