From staff reports
JOPLIN, Mo. —
A freeze watch is in effect for the Joplin area tonight through Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service forecast office at Springfield.
The watch includes all of the Missouri Ozarks and Southeast Kansas.
Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s tonight and Saturday night.
Frost also is likely across the area this weekend.
The expected frost and near-freezing temperatures may kill sensitive plants and vegetation if proper precautions are not taken.