Freeze Watch for Sebastian and Surrounding Areas

Freeze Watch in Sebastian, Florida.
Freeze Watch in Sebastian, Florida.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a freeze watch for Brevard County and Indian River County. The warning is for Feb. 4, 2021, from 1:00 am until 8:00 am. 

People living in Sebastian, Grant, Barefoot Bay, Micco, Roseland, Fellsmere, Wabasso, and Vero Beach may have temperatures anywhere from 31 to 34 degrees tonight.

“Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes, they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing,” The National Weather Service said.

Hazardous Conditions

A Small Craft Advisory remains in place across the St. Sebastian River, Indian River Lagoon, and the Sebastian Inlet through this afternoon due to northwest winds of 15 to 25 knots and seas 6 to 8 feet nearshore and up to 11 feet offshore.

Also, near-critical fire weather conditions are expected this afternoon and will continue through Thursday due to dry conditions.

Weather Forecast

Thursday will have a high of 68 degrees with a wind chill as low as 33 in the morning. Thursday night will be mostly clear with a low near 46.

Friday will warm up to 77 degrees with an overnight low of 56. The winds will be strong, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday will have a high of 77 and an overnight low near 62. Rain is expected overnight.

On Sunday, we will have a 60 percent chance of rain with a high near 77 and an overnight low of 60. There will also be strong winds with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

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