You may notice that freeze warnings are in place across Tennessee tonight and not in Kentucky. These headlines (freeze warnings and frost advisories) are based on agricultural susceptibility. If it weren't based on agriculture, we'd be seeing these headlines issued many times throughout the winter season. Talking with some specialists across the state, there's not a whole lot out there that is at risk to freeze damage AND can be protected. In doing so, we've decided against issuing headlines at this time.
Saying that, there are some peaches and plasticulture strawberries that could be at risk. There's not much that can be done to protect our peaches. If you do have plasticulture strawberries in bloom, UK fruit specialist, Dr. John Strang, says you'll want to protect with some floating row covers. One cover for temperatures down to 24 and two for temperatures below 24. If you have matted row strawberries, those should be fine with a layer of straw.
Looking at the winter wheat crop, the fall drought and Arctic air in December, actually helped us in terms of freeze risk. As Conner Raymond and Dr. Carrie Knott explain in their latest article, How Could the Potential Warmest Winter on Record Affect Kentucky’s Wheat Crop?, the combination limited excessive growth of the crop. In turn, winter wheat isn't as advanced as what it could have been.