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NWS issues hard freeze warning

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Oct 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-27 23:45:35-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The first hint of cold weather will briefly sweep Utah during a hard freeze warning Monday night.

The National Weather Service has issued the warning for midnight until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The freeze will cause temperatures to dip into the mid-20s throughout the state. The conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation if left unprotected, according to the weather service.

The video below shows how to protect plants from the freeze. FOX 13’s Dave Nemeth has those details.

Temperatures will quickly warm up with highs in the 50s and 60s and lows in the mid-30s for most valley areas, said Meteorologist Linda Cheng with the weather service. Some colder areas will remain in Cache, Sanpete, Sevier valleys and Uintah Basin.

Warm temperatures will not last as the weather service predicts a storm to enter Utah Saturday and Sunday.

Cheng said meteorologists are still trying to figure out what its pattern is but do see it on the horizon as a pretty significant storm.

There is a chance, Cheng said, of snow accumulation on the Wasatch benches and possibly on the valley floors.