Freeze warning issued for counties around Mecklenburg

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for late Friday and early Saturday in Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Catawba and Rowan counties.

Charlotte, meanwhile, will be under a freeze watch Saturday night and early Sunday that could turn into a freeze warning, National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Krentz said.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely and will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible and could kill crops and other vegetation.

Lows in Charlotte are forecast to be 34 Friday night and 27 Saturday night, before recovering to a low of 41 Sunday night, 43 Monday night and 48 Tuesday night.

Saturday’s high will be 52 and Sunday’s 53 under sunny skies, according to the latest NWS forecast.

The mercury will improve to a high of 64 Monday and 70 Tuesday, according to the NWS. Monday has a 40 percent chance of rain, while all sun is forecast Tuesday.

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