According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a cold front will move through our area on Thursday. Temperatures are expected to drop very quickly into the 30’s and 20’s by Thursday’s night. Wind Chill could make temperatures feel like they are in the 10’s or 1’s.
A Hard Freeze Watch has been issued for Harris County December 22 at 12:00 PM through December 24 at 12:00 PM. Additionally, a Wind Chill Watch has been issued for Harris County from December 22 at 6:00 PM through December 23 at 12:00 PM. Residents should expect additional watches and warnings to be issued through Saturday.
Please take the following measures throughout the rest of the week in preparation for this event:
If driving is necessary, take extra precautions while traveling for business or personal purposes
Use caution when walking on flat/sloped surfaces at work and at home
Secure vulnerable worksites, facilities and equipment against icy conditions and freezing precipitation
Portable space heaters are often used to heat rooms and homes. If not used properly, they can cause fires, severe injuries, and death. If using a portable heater, remember these important safety tips:
Protect yourself from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing a battery-operated CO detector (if one is installed, check batteries) and never use generators, grills, camp stoves, or similar devices indoors.
For more information on how to prepare and stay safe during a winter weather event, visit https://www.readyharris.org/