Frigid Cold Front Sweeping Through the Charlotte Region

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Yesterday we saw lows in the 40s as a bone-chilling cold front sweeps through our region.

The rest of the week is expected to be equally frigid, with highs expected to top off in the 40s on Friday;

 

According to Accuweather.com, we’ll be seeing the coldest temperatures in the low 40s over the next several nights, and if the temperature drops lower than expected on Friday, we could even see our first snowfall of the season;

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 oilpower 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!

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