Near-freezing temps roll through the Carolinas | Weather
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - People around the Queen City prepared for a low of 34-degrees Tuesday morning and those near freezing temperatures could pose a problem for your plants and any crops.
Terrie Phillips says she's crossing her fingers that the near freezing temperatures don't kill her plants.
"It scares me a little bit. This is kind of a surprise for us. Hopefully one night will not make them disappear," she said.
Early Monday, other areas of North Carolina saw snow.
Sugar Mountain, which is just west of Boone, and Canton - just west of Asheville both had snow fall.
North Carolina is at the southern tip of what some forecasters call a nor'easter that is pounding parts of Pennsylvania and other areas in the northeast with heavier snow.
"I came down here to get away from the cold. It's actually warmer in Minneapolis. It's going to be a low of 46 (there) tonight," said Larry Pfarr, who is visiting from Minnesota.
Robbie Robinson at Blackhawk Hardware on Park Road says the weather will do a number on your garden, but don't panic; it's only a night or two.
"As long as it doesn't get too far below 32 degrees; if it gets down to the 20s forget about it," he said.
To protect flowers and plants, Robinson said you can use old bed sheets.
When in doubt, the top half of a milk jug can also do the trick, according to Robinson.
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