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The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a freeze warning for several northeastern Oklahoma counties including Pawhuska and Osage County starting at 7 p.m. (Oct. 28) which will last until 10 a.m. on Friday.

The weather service predicts low temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 20s Friday morning. Other counties affected by this warning are Adair, Delaware, Ottawa, Craig, Nowata and Washington which includes Bartlesville.

“These weather conditions will kill plants and other tender vegetation that are left outdoors or unprotected,” according to the NWS warning statement.

The weather service also issued a freeze watch for 17 other area counties including Tulsa and Pawnee counties which is also slated to start at 7 p.m. tonight and expire at 10 a.m. Friday. Low temperatures in these counties could drop to the lower 30s and upper 20s.

The freezing and near-freezing temperatures are not expected to stay for the weekend. The weather service is predicting Friday’s high to reach 69 during the day and 41 at night in Pawhuska. Weekend highs are expected to hit the mid 70s and lows in the mid 40s.

For more information and weather updates in northeastern Oklahoma, visit the National Weather Service’s Tulsa Office online at www.srh.noaa.gov/tsa.