BZ 122616 Winter Ogden Trails 02-3

The sun sets on the fresh snow along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Ogden on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. The start of a winter inversion gave the ski an extra orange glow at sunset.

SALT LAKE CITY — Make sure to bring your plants indoors or have them covered tonight. A hard freeze is on the way for Northern Utah.

A hard freeze warning has been issued from midnight Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday for areas that include Ogden, Bountiful, Brigham City, Logan and Smithfield, according to the National Weather Service of Salt Lake City

Temperatures are expected to fall to the mid to upper 20s Tuesday evening, the weather service said, which may damage plants. The low in Ogden is expected to be 31 degrees, according to the forecast

“These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation,” the service said in the warning.

Gardeners should cover plants during cold nights with blankets or plastic tarps. The covers should be weighted to the ground but should not come in direct contact with the plants, as they can freeze.

Warmer temperatures will soon return to Northern Utah, with a sunny highs in the 50s and 60s starting Wednesday and lasting throughout the work week.

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