Wind chill temperatures this evening and tonight will be in the negative teens to negative single digits.
On Saturday, snow is expected to begin in the late morning. Wind will gust between 35 and 45mph by midnight. Temperatures will be warmer than Friday with highs that may reach the low 30s near the coast.
On Saturday night, we should experience continued periods of light to occasionally moderate snow. Blowing and drifting will increase during the overnight period with gusts to 45mph especially in southeastern Connecticut.
On Sunday, look for snowfall totals around 6 to 8 inches. Snow should be ending in the afternoon. Winds slowly dropping off to gusts of 30 by midnight
BUNDLE UP MONDAY
Monday's temperatures are expected to be very cold with negative single digits even on the coast. Morning wind chills will be between negative 20 and 30.
Another storm system may move through by Wednesday.
If you know of someone looking for shelter, please direct the person to call 211.
Working with local shelters, 211 acts as a clearinghouse to ensure that shelter space is found for those that need it.
Please help spread the word of this important service.
Please consider the following safety tips to avoid health emergencies:
- When the weather is extremely cold, and especially if there are high winds, try to stay indoors.
- Make any trips outside as brief as possible
- Check on your elderly family/neighbors often.
- Dehydration occurs more quickly in cold, dry weather. Be sure to keep yourself well hydrated, especially if you are exerting yourself.
- Cover exposed skin and watch for frostbite. In extreme cold, frostbite can happen in under a minute. The symptoms of frostbite include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
- Keep pets indoors. Pets suffer in the cold just like humans, yet they have little means to protect themselves.
Dress Warmly and Stay Dry:
- Wear several layers of loose-fitting, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing.
- Use thermal underwear, undershirts, track suits, sweaters, snowsuits, boots, hats, gloves and scarves.
- Be sure that your outer layer is tightly woven and windproof.
- Wear wool - it will keep you warmer than cotton when damp or wet.
- Wear mittens over gloves - layering works for your hands as well.
- Wear a hat and cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
In an emergency, always dial 911.
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