Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for Hamilton and the surrounding region due to a risk of freezing temperatures and patchy frost over the next two nights.

Weather likely won't improve for a few days as Environment Canada expects widespread frost to hit Monday night due to a very cold air mass making its way into the region.

High winds called for this evening will make ice crystals patchy Sunday night with ground temperatures reaching the freezing mark by Sunday evening or early Monday.

Garderners and farmers should take note as the freezing temperatures are a threat to sensitive plants.

The forecast called for what Environment Canada describes as a "classic plant-killing" frost to form on the ground Monday night across the region.