Updated: Thursday, 11 Oct 2012, 8:41 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 11 Oct 2012, 8:41 AM EDT
(WTNH) -- A hard freeze is expected to end the growing season across inland Connecticut Friday night into Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued Freeze Watches for inland Connecticut, as temperatures are expected to dip below freezing.
Lows are expected to dip into the mid to upper 20's inland and even the shoreline could fall as low as the lower 30's. Near the water, although a frost is possible, the probability of a freeze is lower.
Saturday's record low of 28 degrees at Bradley International Airport is at risk for being broken and even the record low of 34 at Sikorsky Airport near the shoreline could be in jeopardy.
Cold temperatures at or below freezing threaten vegetation and crops that are susceptible to the cold air, so residents are farmers are expected to take necessary precautions to protect any such plant life.