If you’re a heavy milk and bread consumer, you may want to start planning your grocery trips now – a new winter storm is brewing.
A large cold front is now developing west of the Carolinas which will be bringing freezing temperatures and potential snowfall this coming weekend.
Weather Underground is now forecasting about a 35% chance of snow on Saturday and Sunday morning with lows in the upper 20s for the Charlotte area;
According to the National Weather Service, we could see over an inch of total precipitation over the weekend;
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!