Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings in Effect

Temperatures will fall below freezing in many neighborhoods across the WCCB area.

Temperatures will drop at or below freezing early Tuesday morning so be sure you cover your plants and bring the pets in. The Mountains will see low temperatures in the 20s with the Piedmont flirting with freezing.

Frost Advisory in effect from 1 AM – 9 AM for Lancaster and Chesterfield counties.

Freeze Warning in effect from 1 AM – 9 AM as sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30° are expected across the WCCB area.

 

As temperatures are dropping remember the 5 Ps of Winter Preparedness…

The 5 Ps of Winter Preparedness:

PROTECT PEOPLE – Pay careful attention to children and the elderly. Dress in multiple layers when you are outdoors, especially at night when temperatures are below freezing.

PROTECT PETS – Bring your pets inside! If its too cold for you, it is too cold for them — especially with the cold, wet, and windy conditions. If your pet MUST absolutely be left outside, they should have shelter in a dry, warm place with their shelter facing AWAY from the wind.

PROTECT PLANTS – Cover them with blankets or bring them inside if you haven’t already.

PROTECT PIPES – Open cabinet doors to allow the warmth of your home to reach pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls. Open your faucets and allow a small stream of water to run at half the diameter of a pencil when temperatures drop into the 20s and teens. (We are not expecting this tonight, but a good reminder!)

PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY – Inspect all heating equipment before using. Check on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.