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UPDATED: Freeze Warning Tonight and Tomorrow

National Weather Service issues alert.

Just when you thought it was safe to break out the shorts, Mother Nature begs to differ. 

Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a feeze watch covering much of the southern portion of the state, from Mille Lacs to Faribault. Minneapolis could be spared the worst of a projected nighttime temperature drop into the 20s—the worst-impacted parts are predicted to occur north of Morris—but the nippy Canadian air could still damage any fruit trees or "tender vegiation," the Weather Service alert said.

The warning, initially issued Sunday, is now extended to Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning. 

CHDaggett April 09, 2012 at 05:17 PM
I thought I'd go ahead and throw a sheet over my strawberries and rhubarb the next couple of nights. Would rather play it safe than wake up and see them covered with frost! Thanks goodness we got to enjoy so many tulips in the neighborhood - better than having the buds nipped so they don't bloom.
James Sanna (Editor) April 09, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I know! You probably saw the bowling ball story that's on the front page today—brilliant colors from those flowers in the background! So a sheet works well, huh? Never having been much of a gardener myself, and having parents who were more into the perennials, I always assumed you needed a flannel blanket or something.

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