STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Don't forget to cover flowers, plants ahead of low temperatures overnight

Frost advisories and a freeze warning have been issued for areas of the Mohawk Valley Monday night, and gardeners are reminded to cover their plants to protect them from the cold.

Posted: Sep 14, 2020 4:38 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Frost advisories and a freeze warning have been issued for areas of the Mohawk Valley Monday night, and gardeners are reminded to cover their plants to protect them from the cold.

Annual flowers and plants should be covered in the evening, according to Chester’s Flower Shop and Greenhouses employee Matt McMullen.

“Find yourself an old sheet or an old pillowcase; something that breaths would be helpful. Cover those plants up in the evening time and get through the frost, and then in the morning and uncover them and let them get to the sun,” he said.

Plastic tarps can also be used to cover plants and flowers during a frost.

Potted plants should also be placed indoors, if possible.

The freeze warning is issued for northern Herkimer County from midnight until 9 a.m., with temperatures expected to fall into the 20s.

Frost advisories were issue for northern Oneida and Lewis counties, as temperatures may reach the low-30s.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 450473

Reported Deaths: 33092
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Queens717527244
Kings672277318
Bronx526194942
Nassau462592201
Suffolk461092011
Westchester378371454
New York331053174
Richmond157531085
Rockland14833675
Orange11822498
Erie11042689
Monroe5911289
Dutchess5076153
Onondaga4231205
Albany3024134
Oneida2378123
Ulster224295
Niagara1728101
Putnam157763
Sullivan157348
Broome147269
Schenectady138348
Saratoga100417
Rensselaer90142
Columbia58237
Chautauqua5419
Madison48817
Ontario46435
Oswego4563
Tompkins3980
Warren36333
Steuben35342
Chemung3383
Fulton33224
Otsego3325
Orleans32454
Herkimer32110
Greene32018
St. Lawrence3184
Genesee3165
Wayne3115
Washington28714
Cattaraugus2556
Chenango2487
Montgomery2274
Tioga22425
Livingston2018
Cayuga1992
Jefferson1630
Cortland1610
Essex1600
Clinton1545
Wyoming1325
Delaware1304
Seneca1053
Allegany991
Schoharie830
Franklin650
Yates627
Lewis500
Schuyler380
Hamilton150
Unassigned019
Utica
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 67°
Oneonta
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 61°
Herkimer
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 67°
Thendara
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 67°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left