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Freeze Watch Issued For Region

Temperatures will dip below freezing this weekend.

The first freeze of the season is upon us. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a freeze watch for most of Rhode Island this weekend.

According to NWS, temperatures will dip into the lower 30s Friday night and into Saturday morning in central and southern Rhode Island. The freeze watch goes into effect Friday around midnight.

The freeze may kill sensitive vegetation, possibly bringing an end to this year's growing season. On the flip side, it may put an end to another season – mosquito season.

Sports teams across the state have had to mix up their schedules for the past month following the rise in mosquito-borne illnesses found across the state. to avoid dawn and sunset – when mosquitoes are most active.

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