Freezing temps predicted overnight Monday

by Staff reports

Cherokee and surrounding counties into parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana are placed under a freeze warning Monday evening, as temperatures are expected to dip into the mid- and upper 20s, according to weather officials.

The warning is in effect through 9 a.m. Tuesday; property owners are advised to protect tender outdoor plants from the cold, as well as to prevent freezing/possible damage to outdoor water pipes by draining, wrapping or allowing them to drip slowly, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport.

Homes and businesses with in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

NWS has predicted that “showers and possibly a few embedded thunderstorms will develop and spread east across the region Wednesday, ahead of a strong upper level storm system that will swing through the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley. These showers and embedded thunderstorms will exit the region by Wednesday evening. However, no hazardous

weather is expected.”