It's hard to believe with the bright sunshine we've enjoyed today, but there's a frost advisory in effect overnight throughout southeastern Michigan.
Temperatures won't go quite as low as they have the last couple of nights, but will dip into the 30s. So from 2-8 a.m. Friday, conditions will be favorable for the formation of frost late, the National Weather Service says.
Damage to unprotected vegetation is likely, so cover up your sensitive outdoor plants.
This should be the last night for frost and freeze warnings for a while.
Friday there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m., with a low around 46 degrees.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely Saturday but it'll be warmer, up to the mid-60s.
Tips to protect from spring frost
- Cover plants and flowers with frost cloth or a sheet.
- Remove the frost cloth first in the morning; otherwise, the sun will trap heat and cause more damage.
- Water the garden and containers before a hard freeze and again after the freeze. The added moisture will allow the plants to tolerate the cold and bounce back to life.
- Don’t worry if plants are droopy the day after a deep freeze. Give them time and they’ll usually spring back.
- Adding a layer of mulch to gardens helps regulate the temperature and keep plants moist. Cover gardens with a 1-2 inch layer of mulch.
- Plants in containers can be grouped closely together on a porch or patio, or moved to a protected area.