Some warm weather is still in the air in the southeast, giving people a bit of time to prepare before the real chill comes in.
That mid-week cold snap is expected to send temperatures below zero, where they'll stay for the rest of the year.
Natalie Hasell, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment Canada, explains how people should be using the few warm days to get ready.
"Today and tomorrow being these days where temperatures are still above zero or near zero, if there are things that you have still not done to get ready for the next season, you'll be more comfortable doing them today and tomorrow. So I would suggest you get yourself organized to figure that kind of stuff out. It's never too late to get ready for the next season."
Preparations for both your house and car should be top of mind as both will likely face the brunt of a winter snowstorm.
"If you haven't gotten your snow tires on yet, despite the snow that we had earlier in this fall, maybe today would be a good day. At least to get organized, if not to actually get that stuff done. Check your property, make sure there are no tiles or shingles on your roof that need replacing."
People should also put together a couple of emergency kits, with Hasell offering a resource to educate people.
"Check your emergency kit if you haven't done so already. Like a lot of people do so at the change of season or at Labour Day. So if you haven't done it yet, might as well do it now. If you don't know how to put an emergency kit together, you can go to getprepared.gc.ca and follow their checklists for emergency kits for your home, emergency kits for your car, and that way no matter what comes, if it's weather-related or not, you will be at least a little bit more comfortable."
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