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It’s supposed to freeze in Georgia tonight

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After a week of rocky weather, North and Central Georgia are under a freeze warning Halloween night and into Friday morning.

What does this mean for Trick-or-Treating? The current weather model shows the rain moving out by about 5 p.m., so kids should have no trouble acquiring candy. The temperature will drop into the 40s as Halloween festivities are wrapping up and the freeze will start at about 11 p.m.

The official freeze warning begins at 11 p.m. and ends at 10 a.m. Friday.

Sub-freezing temperatures in the lower 30s expected, with temperatures falling as low as the upper-20s in the higher elevations.

According to the National Weather Service, frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Residents in the affected area are advised to take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

The counties included in the freeze warning are:

Bartow
Carroll
Catoosa
Chattooga
Cherokee
Clayton
Cobb
Coweta
Dade
Dawson
DeKalb
Douglas
Fannin
Fayette
Floyd
Forsyth
Gilmer
Gordon
Gwinnett
Hall
Haralson
Heard
Lumpkin
Meriwether
Murray
North Fulton
Paulding
Pickens
Polk
South Fulton
Towns
Troup
Union
Walker
White
Whitfield

If you live in Habersham or Rabun Counties, the freeze warning starts a little earlier. Expect freezing temperatures at 8 p.m. tonight and extends until 10 a.m. Friday.

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Thom Chandler is the editor of The Georgia Sun and has been writing, editing and managing websites and blogs since 1995. He is a lifelong Georgian and one of those increasingly rare Atlanta natives.
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