Arctic air staying; February and March looking cold
•Let faucets drip slowly to avoid freezing pipes
•Open cabinets beneath sinks for better air flow
•Keep your home at a minimum temperature of 65°
•Clean gutters out to avoid ice formation on your roof
•Check tire pressure as lower-than-ideal psi values lower fuel mileage
•Top off fluids for your vehicle
•Keep your gas tank filled to at least 1/2-tankAnd, as always, take any other precautionary measures you typically take when it gets extremely cold. Unfortunately, as mentioned above, the frigid air will be in control for the foreseeable future beginning Wednesday night. A day here or there will feature highs in the 20s, but the trend for the next 2-3 weeks is colder-than-normal in the temperature department. According to the Climate Prediction Center, Michiana and surrounding areas have a 80-90% chance of seeing below normal temperatures from late this month into early February. We are even included in the colder-than-normal category in the latest February outlook as well as confidence continues to grow in a lengthier period of cold.