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Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue in our forecast for Tuesday with little change in temperatures. Meanwhile, a new tropical depression has formed in the Gulf. This depression should become a tropical depression Tuesday with landfall near Tampico, Mexico early Wednesday.
Weather could cause issues for homeowners
While the cold is already being blamed for costly plumbing repairs.... the bigger problems may come once it begins to thaw.
One plumber says even well intentioned homeowners could be facing hundreds in repair bills when dripping outdoor faucets freeze.
He recommends investing a few dollars on faucet covers instead.
Experts also caution homeowners to keep a close ear for the sound of running water in the walls or moisture in unexpected places.