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Freeze advisory issued for 5 Massachusetts counties for Sunday and Monday

At 10:58 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service issued a freeze advisory effective from 9 p.m. Sunday through 4 a.m. Monday for Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable and Dukes counties.

The weather service states: “Temperatures as low as 33 degrees will cause frost to form.”

“Frost can damage sensitive outdoor plants. Sensitive outdoor plants can be killed if left uncovered,” the weather service adds. “Take steps now to protect vulnerable plants from the cold.”

What to do in case of frost advice?

Frost advisories are issued from May to October (but can be extended if necessary) when temperatures, winds and air cover are favorable for frost development. This is most likely to happen when the temperature is 36 degrees or lower. In some cases the frost is severe enough to end the growing season and is then referred to as a ‘killing frost’.

If a frost advisory is issued for your area, the weather service says you should cover sensitive plants before the sun sets so it can help retain heat near the plants, or move the plants indoors at night if possible .

Advance Local Weather Alerts is a service from United Robots, which uses machine learning to gather the latest data from the National Weather Service.