Local residents could see the first freeze of the fall season tonight.

Local residents could see the first freeze of the fall season tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Leavenworth County and surrounding counties. The warning is scheduled to be in effect from midnight to 9 a.m. Saturday.

Temperatures as low as 30 degrees will be possible during the overnight and early morning hours.

Frost and freezing conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation. The colder temperatures also could damage unprotected outdoor plumbing, according to the warning issued by the NWS.

Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, recommends that people protect sensitive plants by covering them or moving them indoors if possible.

She also suggests people disconnect garden hoses from outdoor spigots.

Buchanan also encourages people to dress appropriately for the colder temperatures.

Following tonight’s potentially freezing temperatures, the predicted high for Saturday in Leavenworth is 62 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures are expected to drop to the upper 30s Saturday night.

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