Denton County Emergency Services wants to remind local residents that while the area dodged significant winter weather Monday night, a hard freeze warning will be in effect Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.
The forecast calls for temperatures into the low teens Tuesday night, and it could reach single digits in some areas before sunrise Wednesday, according to Denton County Emergency Services. Temperatures could stay at or below 10 degrees for up to six hours.
The bitter cold could cause uninsulated and exposed pipes to burst, and it will “present extreme danger to pets, plants, livestock and people.”
“To prevent freezing of pipes, either wrap exposed pipes or allow faucets to slowly drip,” the county wrote on social media. “Ensure that irrigation systems are turned off and winterized. Preparations should be made now to protect any plants that are sensitive to these extreme temperatures. Also remember to provide adequate shelter or arrangements for outdoor pets.”
Not record cold…but coldest #DFW has seen in 22 years! Last time DFW dropped below 11° was Feb 4, 1996 (8°). Be prepared for Wed AM to wake you up like a strong cup of coffee! With clearing skies, light winds, & dry air…NTX drops into the single digits & teens. #wfaaweather pic.twitter.com/dOp9PB0VXP
— Pete Delkus (@wfaaweather) January 16, 2018