When you know the weather is reported as Bad:( take advantage of it. Run out and grocery shop for the items you may need for baking. Take a run through the craft stores in your area and pick up a craft that you have always desired to make but don't have the time to do. Go to your local book store and select an interesting book you have not had time to read or select a children's book and read with your family. Games...we are not game family and I wish we were. Put out an old game from your closet or pick a new one up from a toy store, book store or a store like Walmart or Kmart. Play! The library has movies to rent or Walmart sells cheap movies for $5.00. Of course, try not to do this during the storm:) Do it when you are hearing about the storm coming in on your news. Be prepared. Have candles, batteries, a radio, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows....make coffee or hot chocolate and put in thermos to keep hot for a few hours as the storm is passing by. Sleep on the living room floor all together for warmth if your electricity goes out. The body heat of your family can help out. Wear a scarf around your neck and a knit hat. If your neck is warm, feet are warm and what I have come to find out by personal experience...your neck is warm, you will feel more comfortable.
Stay warm and protected!