The National Weather Service issued a freeze watch today for Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. In Reston, the freeze watch is in effect from Friday evening through Saturday morning.
Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing after sunset Friday night and through Saturday morning at around 10 a.m.
Freezing temperatures may kill or damage sensitive vegetation like outdoor plants, according to NWS.
Freeze Watches are in effect for those portions of our region which are still considered to have an active growing season. Northern Maryland may see a freeze tonight, while they and the rest of the region will definitely see a freeze Friday night! pic.twitter.com/vGQXkRAu2W
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) November 9, 2017
The Farmers Almanac provides the following tips to protect your plants from frost:
If a frost is predicted, cover your plants, both to retain as much soil heat and moisture as possible and to protect them against strong winds, which can hasten drying and cooling. You can use newspapers, baskets, tarps, straw, and other materials to cover your plants. Cover the whole plant before sunset to trap any remaining heat. Be sure to anchor lightweight coverings to prevent them from blowing away.
Keep the soil moist by watering your plants the day a frost is predicted.