Get ready for the first blast of cold air starting tomorrow. A strong cold front will arrive sometime in the Tuesday
morning and temperatures will continue to drop throughout the day. Forecasters are expecting a freeze warning tomorrow evening into Wednesday morning with temperatures dropping into the high 20’s on Wednesday.
To the north and west of the City of Southlake, temperatures are expected to drop even lower to the mid to low 20’s. You will definitely want to get wrap your pipes, cover your plants and make sure and bring in your pets.
Fire Chief Mike Starr says, “Chilly conditions are expected to stick around through the end of the work week so plan accordingly and start preparing your home for freezing temperatures to avoid busted pipes.”
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Tips You Can Use
- Dress in warm clothing, wear gloves, coats and layers when you’re outside.
- Never leave children or the elderly in vehicles during cold weather, as they act as a refrigerator and can result in sub-freezing temperatures.
- Never use a generator, grill, camp-stove or any gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning device to heat your home (or any enclosed area). This can generate carbon monoxide, which can’t be seen or smelled, but is deadly.
- Protect your pets by ensuring that they have a warm, safe place to sleep. The best place for a dog or cat is to sleep in a heated environment.
- Be sure not to shave your dog down to the skin in winter, as a longer coat will provide more warmth.
- Never leave your animal in a car during cold weather. Cars can act as refrigerators in the winter, holding in the cold and causing animals to freeze to death.
- During cold weather, pipes may freeze, causing water leaks and damage to your home. Protect your home by opening the cabinets under kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow air from your home’s heater to warm the pipes under the sink.
- Let faucets drip – moving water freezes more slowly than still water.
- Insulate outdoor faucets and pipes with insulation or newspaper, and be sure to disconnect and drain hoses from outdoor spigots.
- Protect plants from freezing by covering them with plant-cover fabric, or a light blanket with plastic sheeting on top of it.
- Be sure to group plants that are in containers together, and near your home. Remember that soil in containers can get just as cold as the air temperature, and cause the roots to freeze, even if the above-surface leafs survive.