...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT
* WHAT...TEMPERATURES AS LOW AS AROUND 35 WILL RESULT IN FROST
* WHERE...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL, SOUTH CENTRAL, SOUTHWEST, AND WEST
CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA.
* WHEN...FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT SATURDAY.
* IMPACTS...FROST COULD KILL SENSITIVE OUTDOOR VEGETATION IF
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...FROST WILL BE PATCHY AS TEMPERATURES WILL
VARY CONSIDERABLY FROM RIDGE TOPS TO VALLEYS. ONLY THOSE
LOCATIONS DROPPING TO OR BELOW 37 DEGREES ARE LIKELY TO SEE
FROST. PROTECTED RURAL VALLEY AREAS AND MOUNTAIN VALLEYS ARE THE
MOST LIKELY TO SEE FROST TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY.
TAKE STEPS NOW TO PROTECT TENDER PLANTS FROM THE COLD.
Photos: Southwest Virginia farmers facing economic impact from dry conditions
A moderate drought has taken hold across the Roanoke and New River valleys. Beef cattle farmers in particular are feeling the effects, and are having to feed their herds with hay months earlier than normal.
BUCHANAN — Kevin Marshall drives his truck over the parched grass, unfurling a bale of hay behind him. The cows quickly and obediently retrieve their meal, one that’s not usually on the menu this time of year.
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