What to do with your plants during this weekend’s freeze warning

A freeze warning has been issued for the Quad Cities area from Friday evening through Saturday morning, October 11 to 12.

During a freeze warning, sub-freezing temperatures are likely and crops or other sensitive plants could be at risk of dying off, according to the National Weather Service.

StormTrack 8 meteorologists are forecasting temperatures that could fall into the upper 30s with wind chills in the 20s for Friday, October 11 (which could really mess with your Friday night football plans).

"These cold temperatures could kill any unprotected sensitive vegetation across the region and bring an end to the growing season," said the National Weather Service.

If you have any plants you want to save get them inside, says plant and garden expert Craig Hignight from Wallace's.  However, any plants that have been in the ground through the summer should be fine.

"It is so much better to let Mother Nature take care of these plants in the ground, than you try and keep them alive in the garage, in the house, for the winter," he said.

The freeze warning is in effect for the entire WQAD News 8 viewing area.  Click here to see the specifics for your county.

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