With a cold snap coming to the Watertown area this weekend, make sure you are ready for the frigid temperatures.
The lows will dip under zero Saturday night, and the high Sunday is forecast to be just 9 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
A Wind Chill Warning has been issued for the Boston area from 4 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday. The wind chill factor will drop temps to 20-30 below zero, and frostbite can occur within 10 minutes in those conditions if your skin is exposed, according to the National Weather Service warning.
Make sure you and your home is prepared for the bitter cold.
The Red Cross has some tips for you and your home:
- Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat.
- If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
- Never use a stove or oven to heat your home
See the full list here.
Todayshomeowner.com has some tips for making sure your pipes don’t freeze, including:
- Disconnect and drain garden hoses.
- Cover outside faucets with insulating foam covers.
- Close or cover foundation vents under house and windows to basements.
- Open cabinet doors under sinks.
- Drip hot and cold faucets in kitchen and bath. Drip single control faucets with lever set in middle
See more tips by clicking here.