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Cold overnight lows cause the NWS to issue Frost Advisories

Temperatures drop down into the low 30s tonight, causing the potential for frost.
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Get ready for a chilly night! 

Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service issued Frost Advisories for a majority of the area and Freezing Warnings for northern portions of West Michigan. This comes as temperatures drop into the low to mid-30s, causing potential frost. 

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The Frost Advisory and Freeze Warnings go into effect from midnight to 9 a.m. Thursday morning. With temperatures near and below freezing, plants and other sensitive vegetation could be harmed. 

In order to prevent any damage, shelter potted plants by bringing them indoors. You can use blankets or sheets to cover large areas. Also, watering the leaves of outdoor plants can help heat transfer heat and prevent freezing. 

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Here's a look at modeled temperatures into the overnight hours. The good news is that these frosty conditions won't last long as sunshine will dominate the forecast on Thursday, bringing our high back into the low 60s. 

Credit: GRAF 04km WMI Temperatures 4 PM Wednesday
Credit: GRAF 04km WMI Temperatures 7 AM Thursday
Credit: GRAF 04km WMI Temperatures 5 PM Thursday

After this cold and damp stretch, the next 6 to 10 day forecast calls for above average temperatures and below average precipitation. Average highs are around 65-67° with an average precipitation of 0.65". That continues for the next 8 to 14 days. With above average temperatures and below average precipitation. Average highs are around 63-66° with an average precipitation of 0.90".

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