Major Cold Front Heading For The Carolinas Next Week

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Today we’ll finally start to see the weather warm back up into the mid-50s and even into the 60s by Friday – but don’t think that spring has sprung just yet. The polar vortex that’s been circling above Canada is about to send another major cold front our way.

Starting early next week, the Charlotte region will be seeing similar temperatures to what we saw earlier this week – and possibly even colder.

According to the NOAA, there’s over a 60% chance of seeing colder than average temperatures next week;

They’re also predicting almost an inch of precipitation that could turn into snow or freezing rain at night and early morning hours between the 24th and 26th;

Charlotte temperatures will mostly stay in the 40s during the day and 30s at night, and even into the 20s next weekend, according to the Weather Channel;

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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