Winter is coming to the Queen City next week as a powerful cold front sweeps through our area.
According to Meteorologist Iisha Smith, the expected lows in Charlotte next Wednesday will be chilling 25 degrees, freezing many plants and small bodies of water;
The freezing weather will start this weekend and continue to through next Thursday before we start to see lower fall temperatures again.
There is even a chance we could see some snow on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as rain is likely late Tuesday and temperatures are expected to dip below freezing at night;
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!