For the third day in a row, the National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning in Cortland County and much of the Central New York region.
Sub-freezing temperatures are expected to hit overnight lows ranging between 27 to 32 degrees in most locations.
The official warning takes effect at 11 pm this evening and runs until 8:00 tomorrow morning.
During that period, frost and freeze conditions will threaten to kill crops and other sensitive vegetation, while also potential damaging any unprotected outdoor plumbing.
It’s recommended you 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 with in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.
Freeze Warnings have so far been issued in the following area counties:
New York State – Cortland, Tompkins, Madison, Tioga, Broome, Chenango, Otsego, Delaware, Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Southern Oneida and Sullivan counties.
Pennsylvania – Bradford, Susquehanna, Northern Wayne, Wyoming, Pike and Southern Wayne counties.