Washington, D.C., is under a weather warning as it’s expected to experience its first November frost overnight Sunday, Nov. 13 into Monday, Nov. 14.
D.C. is expected to see temperatures dip between 28 and 32 degrees between midnight and 9 a.m. on Monday, according to Accuweather.
The severe drop in temperature after an unseasonable warm weekend—where the D.C.-area experienced highs of 70 degrees—could lead to hypothermia, kill plants and crops, and damage plumbing lines.
Plants should be properly sheltered or brought inside if possible, while “outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly” to prevent frozen pipes from bursting.
Meanwhile, the D.C. Mayor’s Office has warned residents to stay inside when possible and cover up in layers when venturing outside. Residents are also encouraged to check in with neighbors—especially those vulnerable, such as the sick, elderly, children, and pets.
If Washingtonians are seeking shelter or transportation for residents who are struggling with homelessness, call 311 or the D.C. shelter hotline at 202-399-7093 for transportation to one of the city’s Hypothermia Shelters.
For more information, learn more here.