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Freeze watch before seasonal, sunny day for Brewers opener

Freeze watch before seasonal, sunny day for Brewers opener

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Apr 5, 2012

MILWAUKEE - Southeastern Wisconsin has been placed under a freeze watch for the overnight hours before seasonal and sunny weather is expected for the Milwaukee Brewers' opening game.

The National Weather Service issued it to be in effect from 2:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. Friday morning for Milwaukee, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Waukesha, Walworth and Washington Counties.

Temperatures could drop low enough to bring about what the NWS calls a "hard freeze," with possible lows in the upper 20's to lower 30's.

"If you have sensitive plants, or are sensitive to the cold, cover both up," said Storm Team 4Caster Michael Fish.

The freeze watch comes just before the Milwaukee Brewers' home opener, a day where thousands will want to tailgate.

Michael says there shouldn't be much worry about rain watering down people's grills.

"Beautiful, with mostly sunny sky and less wind than we'll see today."

Thursday's Storm Team 4Cast from Michael Fish:


Today: Mostly sunny, but breezy and cooler by Lake Michigan.
Highs: 48 lakefront... 55 Waukesha and inland.
Wind: NE 10-20 MPH.

Tonight: Mostly clear with widespread frost especially just away from Lake Michigan.
Lows: 33 lakefront... 30 Waukesha and inland.
Wind: NE 5-15 MPH becoming light.

Friday: Mostly sunny with less wind.
Miller Park Tailgating: 46-51
Miller Park Gametime: 51
Miller Park After the Game: 48
Highs: 50 lakefront... 58 Waukesha and inland.
Wind: E 5-10 MPH.

Friday night: Mostly clear with patchy frost again, especially just away from Lake Michigan.
Lows: 35 lakefront... 33 Waukesha and inland.
Wind: SSE 3-8 MPH.

Saturday: Becoming partly cloudy though a chance of rain at night.
Highs: 58 lakefront... 63 Waukesha and inland.
Wind: SSE 5-15 MPH.

Sunday: Mostly sunny.
High: 60.