Freeze Warning in effect for listening area early Friday morning By Jon Zimney – October 16, 2020 0 703 Facebook WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To preventfreezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they shouldbe wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that havein-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.This weekend high temperatures will stay in the mid to upper 50s. More rain chances return Saturday night through the middle part of next week. Right now the best chances for rain here in Michiana look to arrive Tuesday and Wednesday. High temperatures next week will slowly warm back into the mid 60s by Wednesday afternoon.Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 35.Friday: Partly cloudy. High 56.Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 58.Sunday: A 30 percent chance of afternoon showers. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 56. Twitter Google+ Twitter (Photo supplied/National Weather Service of Northern Indiana) On Thursday night, some cloud cover will clear out and temperatures will drop into the mid 30s. Frost looks likely for tomorrow morning. High temperatures tomorrow afternoon will be in the mid 50s. Low rain chances are in the forecast for tomorrow afternoon and evening as a few isolated showers are possible. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for the entire listening area from 2 a.m. – 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16….FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT /1 AM CDT/ TO 8 AM EDT/7 AM CDT/ FRIDAY…* WHAT…Widespread sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 are expected, with locally colder spots briefly in the upper 20s.* WHERE…Portions of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan.* WHEN…From 2 AM EDT /1 AM CDT/ to 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ Friday.* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Previous articleGirl, 3, dies after being dropped off at hospital with life-threatening injuriesNext articleCrews battle fire in South Bend Friday morning Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.