The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for parts of Michigan, the first forecast this season to indicate temperatures will fall below freezing.

Areas forecast to see temperatures dip into the 30s include the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Washtenaw, Lenawee and Monroe. This includes the cities of Detroit, Warren, Ann Arbor, Howell, Pontiac and Monroe.

The counties of Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac, Lapeer and St. Clair also are expected to be affected, the weather service said. 

The warning remains in effect from midnight Monday until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The weather service warns that sensitive outdoor vegetation will be killed if left unprotected during this period.

In west Michigan, counties expected to see temperature drop below freezing include Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Jackson. A freeze warning in these areas is in effect from 2-8 a.m. Tuesday.

After frosty readings early Tuesday, Metro Detroit should see the mercury top out in the low 50s — nearly 10 degrees below average for the date.

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