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Freeze warning issued for Lawrence County

While Thursday brought pleasant May temperatures, a freeze warning is in effect for Lawrence County as the weekend nears.

The warning is issued for Lawrence County from midnight Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service in Charleston, West Virginia, subfreezing temperatures in the 20s are expected.

The agency advises that conditions can kill crops and sensitive vegetation and damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Steps should be taken 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.

In some higher elevations in West Virginia, temperatures are expected to dip further and snow is a possibility.