A frost advisory has been issued for early Friday morning
because it is possible the 2013 growing season will come to an end in the area.
The National Weather Service said the frost advisory runs from 2-9 a.m. on Friday because temperatures are expected to drop to the lower to mid-30s. The temperature could drop low enough to damage plants and officially end this year’s growing season.
The advisory was issued for areas of coastal Essex County where a frost has not yet occurred. The overnight low on Wednesday night and Thursday morning was 37 degrees, as recorded at Beverly Airport.
The advisory was issued because the weather service anticipates that the temperature will drop low enough to affects plants. The weather service said anyone with “agricultural interests” should either harvest their crops or bring it inside, if possible, or covered up.