The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Alabama covering a swath of central Alabama.
Meteorologists say the advisory will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Friday from Hamilton in the north to Troy in the south.
Forecasters say temperatures in some areas are expected to drop to near freezing overnight into early Friday morning. Forecasters say this could create patches of frost that could be deadly for outdoor plants.
Owners of sensitive outdoor foliage and other vegetation are encouraged to take precautions and protect uncovered plants and other belongings