TULSA - Several cold fronts will move through the Tulsa area in the next few days, and the National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for areas north and mostly east of the city beginning late Thursday into early Friday.
The counties affected by the watch include Washington, Adair, Craig, Nowata, Ottawa, Delaware and Osage.
The NWS tells KRMG the cold air will combine with clear skies and little to no wind to produce sub-freezing temperatures in the affected area.
People who own outdoor plants should take steps to protect them from freezing.
They should also take precautions to protect outdoor water pipes.
Here's the text of the actual NWS statement:
FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WATCH...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
.. IN OKLAHOMA...WASHINGTON...ADAIR...CRAIG...NOWATA...OTTAWA...
DELAWARE AND OSAGE.
IN ARKANSAS...BENTON...WASHINGTON...CARROLL AND MADISON.
.. A COLD AIR MASS COMBINED WITH CLEAR SKIES AND LITTLE OR NO
WIND WILL RESULT IN SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES OVER PORTIONS
OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.
.. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL PLANTS AND AND OTHER TENDER
VEGETATION THAT ARE LEFT OUTDOORS UNPROTECTED.
.. A FREEZE WATCH MEANS FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE.
.. OUTDOOR WATER PIPES SHOULD BE DRAINED.
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD ALSO BE TAKEN TO PROTECT PLANTS AND TENDER VEGETATION.
.. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION
FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS WEATHER EVENT.
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