More frigid weather is on the way and higher heating bills will follow. Forecasters predict temperatures expected to plunge again tonight and last till mid-week. With the recent polar air bringing down the mercury—customers have already been receiving utility bills that are higher than normal. The Energy Information Administration predicted that more than 90% of the nation’s 116 million homes would have higher heating bills this winter, projecting rises of 2% (for those heating with electricity) to 13% (natural gas). Homes heated with propane were expected to spend 9% more than last year. Residents with difficulties keeping their homes warm should research assistance options. Visit: