Daylight saving time: Remember to set your clock ahead one hour before bed Saturday night

Posted at 11:24 AM, Mar 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-06 11:24:00-05

CINCINNATI -- Spring is right around the corner and it's time for longer days. 

Since 2007, daylight saving time, or DST for short, begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

That means it is time to 'spring ahead' this weekend.

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday -- so if you go to bed before that Saturday, you need to change your clocks before you hit the pillow.

As the old expression goes, "spring ahead, fall back," meaning set your clock AHEAD one hour. 

You'll also be 'losing' one hour of time (the same hour you "gained" last Fall). 

The International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Energizer battery company are also urging you to adopt the life-saving habit of changing the battery in your smoke detector when you change your clock  This simple and easy action will double a family's chance of surviving a home fire.

You will "fall back," or turn your clocks back one hour this year on Nov. 4.