Be Prepared for Low Temperatures

The arrival of a cold and frigid arctic air mass will set the stage for a winter weather threat from south Texas to the Carolinas on Friday into Saturday.  Below normal temperatures will remain in place from the end of the work week into the first half of the weekend. Daily high temperatures will only climb into the 40s, with overnight lows in the 20s. Warmer temperatures and rain chances will return on Monday and Tuesday as another upper level disturbance moves into the region.

– Be sure to leave your faucets dripping (plumbers suggest warm and cold) to prevent freezing and bursting pipes.  (Remind loved ones to do the same)

–Make sure your pets have a place to escape the cold.  (Remind loved ones to do the same for their pets)

If the power goes out, a generator can help you get through the cold weather.  Here are some generator safety tips:
– DO place your generator outside, more than 20 feet away from windows and doors
– DO NOT place near open windows or doors
– DO NOT use in wet conditions
– DO NOT refuel when hot
– DO NOT use a wall outlet

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