Columbia, SC (WLTX) The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 1 AM to 9 AM EST Saturday for counties in the north and east Midlands.

Temperatures will fall rapidly after sunset. Below freezing temperatures are expected after 1 AM, lasting through sunrise. Early morning temperatures are expected to be in the lower 30s, then will rise above freezing by 9 AM.

IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions may damage sensitive vegetation. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.