Freeze warning issued for parts of Virginia

Posted at 5:03 PM, Apr 19, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. -- Even though highs reached around 70° Thursday afternoon, a cold front is bringing colder air for Thursday night into Friday morning.

A freeze warning is in effect for areas north and west of Richmond for lows near or below freezing.

A frost advisory is in effect for southwestern Virginia for lows 33°-36°.  Some patchy areas of frost or freezing temperatures are possible outside of the advisory areas.

If winds go completely calm for a long period, temperatures will drop even lower.

Tender vegetation should be covered.  The coldest temperatures will occur between about 2 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Friday will be mainly sunny and less windy.  After a cold morning, highs will reach the upper 50s and lower 60s.

Lows will be in the 30s again Friday night into Saturday morning with more frost/freeze conditions likely.  Lows will be warmer Sunday morning through next week.

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