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Cold snap prompts freeze watches, warnings

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A fountain in downtown Greenville is frozen during a cold snap. (File/FOX Carolina) A fountain in downtown Greenville is frozen during a cold snap. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

After an unseasonably warm start to spring in the western Carolinas, temperatures could dip near freezing the next couple of nights.

The National Weather Service issued a freeze warning for the mountains of western North Carolina from midnight to 9 a.m. Wednesday. A freeze watch was issued for the northern part of the Upstate for Wednesday night.

FOX Carolina Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent said a cold front moved through the region Tuesday, kicking up winds and ushering in cooler air.

Kent said people who live in the North Carolina mountains will need to cover up their plants or bring them inside Tuesday night to prevent frost damage. She said that on Wednesday night, everyone will need to take the same precautions.

Warmer temperatures are expected for the remainder of the week, Kent said.

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