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Arlington Under Freeze Watch Friday Night, Saturday Morning

Arlington County and the D.C. region will be under a freeze watch from Friday evening until Saturday morning as cold temperatures descend on the area.

An Arctic blast of cold air arriving tonight (Thursday) will bring temperatures in the 20s on Friday night and Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service said sensitive plants may be damaged or killed, and NWS recommends protecting from the cold.

From the National Weather Service:

FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING… * TEMPERATURES… LOWS AROUND 20 INLAND AREAS, MID 20S FOR THE URBAN CENTERS AND ALONG THE WESTERN SHORE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER * IMPACTS… FROST AND FREEZE CONDITIONS WILL DAMAGE OR KILL SENSITIVE VEGETATION ON FRIDAY NIGHT. TAKE STEPS NOW TO PROTECT TENDER PLANTS FROM THE COLD. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

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