Intown got its real first taste of winter last night as temperatures plummeted to freezing or below in some areas. The wind chill factor – and it was windy – made it feel like it was in the teens. Tonight is expected to be even colder with the Weather Channel predicting a low of 26F.

Here are a few tips to prepare your home  for the cold weather

  •  Cover your plants and flowers
  • Wrap outdoors pipes
  • Bring pets indoors
  • Turn off the sprinkler system

If you’re not a cold weather fan, don’t worry – temperatures are expected to be back in the mid to upper 60s this weekend.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.