Hard to believe it was 71 degrees driving into work this morning. Oh how I would love for the weather to stay like this for the remainder of the winter season, but unfortunately, the bizarre weather patterns we've been experiencing will take a turn for the worse just in time for your drive into work Thursday. 

Our Lite Rock Meteorologist Dan Zarrow is calling for anywhere from 0 to 4 inches of snow/rain/mix. There's also the possibility of a heavy, wet snow which can sit heavy on power lines down resulting in local power outages.

The number for AC Electric to report any potential power outages is 1-800-833-7476.

It's time to do some prepping for the impending storm, including on how to safely operate a portable back up generator if the power suddenly goes out. Here's some tips from the National Safety Council:

  • Only use your generator outdoors. Keep all generators away from open windows, vents, and doors.
  • Never ever use a generator in a enclosed area including your home, crawl space or garage.
  • Keep all generators away from open windows, vents, or doors due to carbon monoxide emitting from the generator.
  • Make sure you allow the generator engine to cool at least 2 minutes before you have to refuel and always use gas that's fresh.
  • Make sure all extension cords are grounded properly and keep the generator way from any combustible materials.
  • Never use in wet conditions and safeguard your generator from rain and snow.
  • Don't plug your generator into any home outlet. You'll need a qualified electrician install a Power Transfer Switch into your home's electrical system.

Sources: NSC.org, Atlantic City Electric

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