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    Freeze, Frost Risk From Michigan to Pennsylvania

    By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
    May 26, 2013; 3:49 AM ET
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    Another plunge of chilly air will set the stage for the risk of a frost and freeze centered over parts of Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and other nearby states over the Memorial Day weekend.

    A storm near New England will tap unseasonably cold air and bring snow to the highest elevations of the Adirondack, Green and White mountains this weekend.

    West of the storm, where the sky becomes clear and winds drop off at night, temperatures can dip to frosty or freezing levels in parts of the Midwest, Great Lakes and central Appalachians.

    Temperature forecasts are made for eye-level. However, temperatures near the ground on clear, calm nights can be 5 to 10 degrees lower for several hours, especially around and just prior to sunrise.

    The event is a concern for vegetables, flowers and berries in the area.

    Parts of Michigan and Ohio experienced a couple of hours of near-freezing temperatures Friday night.

    The frost/freeze risk shifts a bit farther to the east and north Sunday night over portions of central Pennsylvania, northern Virginia and upstate New York.

    People who have not yet planted the vegetable and flower gardens for the summer season may want to hold off until early next week before doing so. Bring in hanging baskets and cover tender flower and vegetable plants.

    Much warmer weather will build over the region during the middle and latter part of the coming week.

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