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This is spring? Freeze watch issued for parts of DC region

WASHINGTON — People — and plants — are going to need to bundle up in the morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch until 9 a.m. Friday for much of the area west of D.C.

Frost and freeze can damage sensitive vegetation. The NWS recommends taking precautions to protect vulnerable plants since the cold conditions could kill crops.

A freeze watch has been issued for much of the region west of Washington. (Courtesy NBC Washington)

High winds won’t make matters any easier.

Storm Team4 meteorologist Sheena Parveen said gusts could hit 40 mph at times. A wind advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Friday will still be breezy, and highs will only get to the mid-50s, but at least it will be sunny.

Forecast

Friday: Mostly sunny and breezy. Temperatures in the mid-50s.

Saturday: Starts cold then warms up. Mostly sunny. Highs near 60.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Temperatures in the mid- to low 60s.

Monday: Mostly sunny with highs in the mid-60s.


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