Freeze warning issued for Sebastian, Fellsmere, Vero Beach

A freeze warning has been issued for Indian River County.
A freeze warning has been issued for Indian River County. Photo by NWS.

SEBASTIAN – A freeze warning has been issued in our area as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing until 9:00 a.m. Thursday.

“Overnight low temperatures are expected to fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s,” the National Weather Service (NWS) told Sebastian Daily.

Portable plants may need to be brought indoors to a warmer location. You may also need to cover sensitive vegetation. Please bring pets inside to be cared for.

The NWS also warns residents of fire hazards with space heaters. Make sure all space heaters are away from all material that may be combustible, such as pillows, blankets, and curtains.

“A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation,” the NWS said.

For today, showers will likely remain with partly cloudy conditions. Temperatures are expected to fall below 50 degrees by 5:00 p.m. Winds are blowing northwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts reaching 30 mph.

Cooler Temperatures Tonight

During the freeze warning, expect temperatures to drop rapidly after 9:00 p.m., and potentially reaching the upper 20’s by 3:00 a.m.

Thursday will be cooler with sunny skies with a high in the low 50’s, with a wind chill in the upper 20’s. The overnight low will be near 31 degrees.

Friday will be warmer with a high near 57 degrees, overnight low near 38. The winds will be 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday looking better with a high near 61 degrees, overnight low near 48.

Warmer temperatures are on the way Monday with a high near 75 degrees, overnight low near 61.

Stay warm tonight, warmer temperatures coming next week for Indian River County.

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