It’s time to start stocking up on milk and bread– the Charlotte region is about to see its first snowfall of the season!
Meteorologists with Accuweather say that a storm traveling across the country this week will likely reach the eastern United States by the weekend, bringing with it heavy amounts of rain and snow.
“The exact track and timing of the system once it reaches the East will influence what weather impacts will be felt for residents from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.”
According to NOAA, there is now about a 10-20% chance of Charlotte seeing snow this coming weekend;
If it doesn’t snow, we’ll certainly be seeing a cold and wet weekend – roads will likely turn icy at night, especially in the mountains;
If you moved here from Ohio or New York (like myself), you may be rolling your eyes, but if you’re from Florida or California, you might need to make some changes to prepare for the coming winter temperatures.
To prepare your car, top off all your fluids, especially your oil, power steering fluid, and antifreeze. You’ll also want to check your tires and make sure your air pressure is over 32 PSI.
To prepare your home, make sure to drain all fountains and exterior water fixtures. Always let at least one of your faucets drip to avoid freezing pipes. Consider buying a humidifier if you’re sensitive to dry air. If you have an older home with older windows, investing in some shrink film insulation will save you a ton on your heating bill.
To prepare yourself, buy some thermal gloves, a warm hat, and a winter jacket. If you’re going to spend any length of time outside, you may even want to consider buying an electric heating jacket.
If you have a pet – make sure to read our article about how to keep your furry friend warm!