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National Weather Service issues freeze warning, outdoor plants at risk

Forecasters have warned residents to take precautions to protect outdoor plants and tender vegetation before temperatures plunge below 30 degrees.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City early Monday afternoon issued a freeze warning for north and central Georgia, including Gwinnett, from 11 p.m. Monday through 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

The freezing temperatures may damage or kill tender early spring vegetation, the advisory said.

The warning area is along a line north of Hamilton to Macon to Louisville.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-50s on Wednesday under sunny skies, while there’s a 60 percent chance of rain on Thursday with a high of 49 and a low of 34. Friday’s forecast calls for a high of 63 and sunny.