Folks whose young plants got through Tuesday night's cold can take a couple of days to relax, then get ready for another bout of freezing weather overnight Saturday.
National Weather Service forecasters in Raleigh said Wednesday that they expect alerts for frost or an actual freeze will need to go out.
The forecast Wednesday called for a low temperature in the upper 20s on Sunday morning.
Growers, especially strawberry farmers, hustled Tuesday to protect their crops from similar temperatures on Wednesday morning.
They covered some beds with plastic and sprayed others with water so a film of ice would protect the plants under it.
Readings Wednesday morning were at or a little below the freezing mark around the Triangle and in the upper 20s farther east.