Attention gardeners hoping to extend the last of this year’s tomato and eggplant crops: the National Weather Service is issuing somewhat conflicting signals in a series of alerts, but all of them point to a sharp drop in temperatures overnight.
Here’s one, which we received at 3:28p:
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL ALLOW FOR A CLEAR SKY AND
LIGHT WIND TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. TEMPS ARE EXPECTED TO DROP
INTO THE LOW 30S BY EARLY MON MORNING. A HARD FREEZE IS
ANTICIPATED IN THESE LOCATIONS AS A RESULT.
A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPS ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS & OTHER
SENSITIVE VEGETATION. TAKE CARE TO PROTECT ANY PLANTS AND
VEGETATION FROM THE EFFECTS OF COLD WEATHER.
Separately, though, the NWS says temps in the Red Bank region will only go as low as 39 degrees tonight.