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A strong, arctic cold front is expected to enter South Central Texas on Wednesday evening, bringing with it the coldest temperatures seen so far this winter. This will not be a repeat in severity and impacts of the February 2021 winter storm; however, hard freezes are expected and a potential wintry mix of precipitation is possible.

It’s important to prepare and take caution to stay safe and warm during this event. Learn how to prepare for the freeze here.

You can help reduce your energy use and save money by utilizing these tips:

  • Set thermostat to 68-70 degrees.
  • Keep doors and windows closed to minimize warm air from escaping the home.
  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing to help stay warm indoors instead of adjusting the thermostat.
  • Unplug devices that you don’t need.
  • Run ceiling fans in reverse to help bring down warm air near the ceiling.
  • Allow your faucets to drip during extended below-freezing temperatures.

Additionally, the National Weather Service urges area residents to take care of the 4 P’s –people, pets, plants, and pipes.