First seasonal freeze expected this weekend
ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Nov. 25, 2010 at 5:25 a.m.
Updated Nov. 26, 2010 at 5:26 a.m.
Looking to protect your plants during frost and freezes? The Texas AgriLife Extension offers these tips:
Water plants several days before cold weather hits. Plants experiencing drought stress are more susceptible to cold.
Sprinkle a thin layer of water on the plants. Once it freezes, water inside the ice layer will not drop below 32.
Cover the plants with sheets, blankets, plastic or row covers.
Use soil or mulch to insulate plants.
Coats and gloves might be in the forecast as colder weather sweeps through Victoria this weekend.
The season's first widespread freeze will take place late Friday though Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.
Friday carries a high temperature near 54. Skies will be mostly cloudy, gradually becoming sunny.
North-northwest winds will blow 19 to 22 mph, decreasing to between 8 and 11 mph. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Clear skies will usher in a low temperature about 28 Friday night. North-northwest winds will blow between 3 and 6 mph.
Saturday will be sunny, with a high temperature near 62 and a low temperature around 39. North winds will blow at about 6 mph, becoming east.