KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- The warm weather was nice while it lasted, but reality set in Sunday night when temperatures dipped to near or below freezing in much of Lower Michigan. Unfortunately, forecasters are predicting Monday night's temperatures to drop even lower causing a freeze warning for Kalamazoo and surrounding counties.
For most, the frost won't be an issue, but for farmers who are seeing premature budding and even blossoms on some fruit trees, a hard freeze could wipe out their entire crop.
Michigan State University's extension agent Mark Longstroth says, "The odds are not in their favor." Longstroth says there are some strategies farmers can use to try to blunt the frosts impact, but even if they survive this one, another frost will inevitably kill the remaining crops.
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