Much of southwest Missouri will experience sub-freezing temperatures as low as 25 to 30 degrees from late Wednesday night through Thursday morning.
As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for the Ozarks for that time period.
Forecasters say frost and freeze conditions could kill early blooming crops and other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes, they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly.
If you have an in-ground sprinkler system, you should drain it and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.