Hard freeze warning covers Solano County

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FAIRFIELD — The National Weather Service issued a hard freeze warning Monday for a cold front that’s expected to bring freezing temperatures overnight through early Wednesday.

People should expect the coldest temperatures early Tuesday with widespread lows in the low to upper 20s with several hours of subfreezing temperatures likely, the National Weather Service reports. Lows are expected to dip into the low 30s early Wednesday.

The cause is what the weather service describes as a very cold air mass is over Northern California. The hard freeze warning ends at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Freezing temperatures can damage or kill plants and trees that are sensitive to cold. People were advised to consider wrapping external pipes that may be vulnerable to freezing, to check on the elderly and to make sure animals have a warm shelter.

The freeze extends through the Carquinez Straight and the Delta through Solano County into the Sacramento Valley and east into the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Tuesday’s high should reach the mid-50s in Fairfield, the weather service reports. Wednesday’s high should be just a bit warmer.

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