Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, but turning your clocks one hour ahead shouldn't be the only item on your to-do list.
East Hampton Fire Department Chief Richard Osterberg Jr. said everyone should also do some biannual maintenance on their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. "Whenever you change your clocks you should change the batters in your smoke and CO detectors," he said. "And, if the detector is six years or older, you should replace it with a new one."
In case you haven't had enough snow this season, Old Man Winter is sending some more to the South Fork over the next 24 hours.
The National Weather Service in New York issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow on Long Island from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday. Accumulations of between 4 and 8 inches are forecasted.
More snow is on the way for the South Fork, with up to 3 inches possible Tuesday night and another 6 inches or more forecasted for Wednesday night into Thrusday.
The National Weather Service reported that a winter weather advisory is in effect for southeastern and northeastern Suffolk County from 3 p.m. on Tuesday to 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Snow will develop on Tuesday afternoon, though it will mainly fall after 5 p.m. The snow will then mix with sleet and freezing rain by midnight before turning to rain.