Southwest Colorado on Freeze Watch until Monday Morning 10/7/19
The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Watch until 9:00 a.m. Monday, October 7, 2019.
According to the warning, sub-freezing temperatures as low as 28F are possible starting around midnight this evening (Sunday, October 6th).
The Four Corners area is included in this watch.
Also included in Colorado are: Lower Yampa River Basin, Debeque to Silt Corridor, Central Colorado River Basin, Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin, Four Corners/Upper Dolores River, Animas River Basin and San Juan River Basin.
In Utah, the Eastern Uinta Basin is included in this Freeze Watch.
This watch occurs just after the same warning that was issued for Saturday night and, in a separate weather statement issued by the National Weather Service for the area, comes right before the first major cold front of the fall season moving in on Wednesday.
Rangely, Dinosaur, De Beque, New Castle, Mesa, Parachute, Rifle, Silt, Eagle, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Montrose, Hotchkiss, Delta, Cortez, Dove Creek, Mancos, Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Pagosa Springs, Vernal UT, and Ballard UT.
The warning states: "Take steps now 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."