Sub-Freezing Temperatures Expected Overnight Through Tuesday Morning

Harris County, Texas – March 4, 2019: The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Freeze Watch for Harris County in effect from midnight to 8:00 AM. Tuesday. Temperatures will continue to drop throughout the day to below freezing levels overnight.

No precipitation is expected overnight, but areas, where temperatures stay below 25 degrees for an extended period of time, could experience a hard freeze. Wind chills are expected to be in the low 20’s going into Tuesday morning.

Safety Tips from the Harris County Office of Emergency Management
What you should do:
Make sure your family stays safe during winter weather by preparing with these tips:

  • Monitor local forecasts throughout the day. Listen to local officials for any updates and safety information.
  • Stay safe on the road. Monitor road conditions and have a safety kit in your vehicle. Include a blanket and an extra phone charger.

Cold weather preparation is easy – just remember to protect the “Four P’s”: people, pets, plants, and pipes.

The 4 P’s for preparing your home for winter weather:
  • PEOPLE – Keep your family warm by dressing in layers. Check on any elderly family members or neighbors that may need assistance.
  • PETS – Dogs and cats get cold, too. Bring pets inside to keep them healthy and safe. Have plenty of food and water for them.
  • PLANTS – Many plants have started blooming for the spring. Cover or bring in delicate plants to keep them from freezing.
  • PIPES – Cover exposed pipes to prevent freezing and breaks, and disconnect outdoor hoses.

Do not forget…

  • SPACE HEATER SAFETY – Use electric space heaters with automatic shut-off switches and non-glowing elements. Remember to keep all heating sources away from drapes and furniture.
  • Protect yourself from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing a battery-operated CO detector and never use generators, grills, camp stoves or similar devices indoors.

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