The National Weather Service in Amarillo has issued a Freeze Warning and Hard Freeze Watch for most of the panhandle. A strong cold front moving across the region will bring gusty winds and very cold temperatures.

The Freeze Warning is in effect through Friday morning at 10 a.m. and the Hard Freeze Watch is through Saturday morning. Temperature lows will be in the mid 20's to low 30's both nights and could kill garden crops and outdoor plants. Unprotected outdoor water pipes will freeze.

Looking for ways to prepare for the cold season and save money on energy? CLICK HERE for 6 ways to prepare your house!

Don't forget about your 4-legged friends as well during these cold temperatures. While this will help Amarillo rid itself of mosquitoes and other pests, it is dangerous for your furry loved ones.

Pets should be brought inside when the temperature drops to help protect them from exposure to harsh weather. Wind chill values also play a role in your pet’s welfare during the cold months as they are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia when outdoors.