It's going to be cold in Jacksonville this weekend. Here's what you need to know.

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You may notice a flurry of weather notifications coming in on your phone through the weekend. It's a lot to take in, especially since we aren't used to this cold across the First Coast! Let's break down what we can expect day by day.

Saturday's forecast

Freeze Warning (areas away from the coast): Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30F are expected. The official warning will be in effect from 4 to 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation or patio plants. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold by covering them up or bringing them inside, if possible.

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Wind Chill Advisory (all of southeast Georgia and northeast Florida): Very cold wind chills are expected in the upper teens and lower 20s. The official advisory will be in effect from 4 to 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

  • Stay dry. Wet clothing results in much faster heat loss from your body. Wear waterproof insulated boots.

  • Stay covered. Wear mittens or gloves, and wear a hat. At least half of your body heat is lost if your head is not covered.

  • Dress layered. Trapped air between loose-fitting clothing helps to insulate.

  • Stay informed. Use wind chill temperatures to guide you in dressing properly for the outdoors. On very cold days, minimize your exposure to the outdoors if possible.

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Sunday's forecast

Freeze Warning (all the way to the coast): This is still a watch as of Friday morning, but will be upgraded to a warning as we get closer. Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30F are expected. The official warning will be in effect in the morning hours of Sunday. Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation or patio plants. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold by covering them up or bringing them inside, if possible.

Hard Freeze Warning (areas away from the coast, west of the St. Johns River, ex: Waycross to Lake City): This is still a watch as of Friday morning, but will be upgraded to a warning as we get closer. Sub-freezing temperatures are as low as 23F. The official warning will be in effect in the morning hours of Sunday.

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Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

This story was first published by First Coast News.

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