FIRST ALERT: Freezing temperatures this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Freezing temperatures this weekend

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The coldest air of this season will push into the Mid-South this upcoming weekend. The freezing temperatures will occur thanks to a dip in the jet stream moving in cold Canadian air across the Mid-South.

Cold weather on the way
Cold weather on the way (WMC Action News 5)

Lows Friday and Saturday night will dip into the 20s and 30s. Due to this being the first freeze of this fall, the National Weather Service has issued a FREEZE WARNING from Friday night at 9 p.m. to Saturday morning at 9 a.m. for the entire Mid-South.

Before the freezing temperatures arrive, there are some simple tips to keep in mind when preparing for the Freezing Temperatures. Such as protecting your pipes, plants and pets.

Cold Weather Safety Tips
Cold Weather Safety Tips (WMC Action News 5)

Not only that but remember to install carbon monoxide detectors as furnaces begin to fire across the region. Remember to give space around a spacer heater to prevent a fire.

Cold Weather Safety Tips 2
Cold Weather Safety Tips 2 (WMC Action News 5)

There are also ways you can dress to make sure you stay warm and toasty when heading out and about across the region.

Dress for Cold Weather NWS
Dress for Cold Weather NWS (National Weather Service)

For a full list of cold weather safety tips from the National Weather Service, click here.

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