The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a FREEZE WATCH for portions of Southern and Central Iowa Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation as the temps are expected to bottom-out in the mid-to-upper-20s.

The watch area includes the cities of Independence, Manchester, Dubuque, Vinton, Cedar Rapids, Anamosa, Maquoketa, Marengo, Iowa City, Tipton, Clinton, Muscatine, Davenport, among others.

As of Monday Morning, the FREEZE WATCH includes the counties:

Buchanan
Delaware
Dubuque
Benton
Linn
Jones
Jackson
Iowa
Johnson
Cedar
Clinton
Muscatine
Scott
Keokuk
Washington
Louisa
Jefferson
Henry
Des Moines
Van Buren
Lee
Jo Daviess
Stephenson
Carroll
Whiteside
Rock Island
Henry IL
Bureau
Putnam
Mercer
Henderson
Warren
Hancock
McDonough
Scotland
Clark

Between April 18th - October 2nd, it has NEVER been colder than 19* in Waterloo.

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