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Fire hazards, freeze warnings in effect

The National Weather Service, Charleston, has issued a special weather statement warning of fire hazards and freeze warnings for Long and Liberty County.

According to the warning dry and breezy conditions will continue until sunset today. The low humidity combined with wind gusts between 25-30 miles per hour add an elevated risk of fire hazards. NWS recommends checking with the local burn permitting authorities on whether you can burn.

Extreme caution is urged.

A freeze warning is also in effect from 4 a.m. until 9 a.m. Thursday. The NWS reported the temperatures will hover between 28 to 32 degrees well inland to around freezing   closer to the coast with scattered to widespread frost, except patchy frost near the coast.

Freeze durations will range from 3 to 5 hours well inland to 1 to 2 hours closer to the coast.

The NWS reported freezing temperatures could kill sensitive vegetation and damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Even if freezing temperatures do not occur, frost will be possible. Be prepared to protect sensitive outdoor vegetation and cover unprotected outdoor plumbing.

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