KERRVILLE, TX – The Hill Country is bracing for its first freeze of the season.
People in Kerr and Kendall Counties will hit the freezing mark overnight.
The Hill Country Zone is about 1,500 feet higher in elevation than San Antonio. That means, on average, temperatures there will be about ten degrees cooler.
Gardeners at Alltex Nursery and Landscapes in Kerrville recommend moving porch plants inside, or covering them with blankets or tarp.
They say Monday night’s freeze is pretty typical for early November.
“Winter’s not really officially here yet but this one will probably knock some leaves off and you’ll have color and pretty fall,” Wendy Massey with Alltex says.
Massey remembers two years ago when temperatures dropped to single digits for four days. The nursery lost more than half of its inventory that week.
While this cold snap is not expected to be nearly as severe, she says it’s an example of the roller coaster ride of Hill Country weather.
“It can be tricky here in the Hill Country because we can have very cold, severe winters,” Massey says. “We have drought to deal with and we have deer to deal with.”