Statement as of 3:35 AM EST on January 17, 2018
Expires 10:00 AM EST on January 18, 2018
331 am EST Wed Jan 17 2018
... Freeze watch in effect from late tonight through Thursday
The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a freeze
watch, which is in effect from late tonight through Thursday
* Temperature... overnight low temperatures are expected to drop to
near freezing for 1 to 3 hours around sunrise Thursday.
* Impacts... temperatures at or below freezing can kill sensitive
vegetation and may freeze exposed water pipes. Portable plants
may need to be brought indoors to a warmer location, or
considering covering sensitive vegetation as needed. Small
animals should be adequately cared for, or brought indoors if
A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible.
These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
Also... many home fires occur during cold weather episodes. Use
extreme caution with space heaters... keeping the heater away from
all material that may be combustible... such as pillows... blankets