NWS: Temperatures 'well below normal' expected New Years Eve

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It is bitter cold and wind chill advisories have been issued. Lake effect snow showers and very cold wind chills are expected for both counties.

Due to the extended cold snap, it's recommended that everyone reduce time spent outdoors during this period due to the increased likelihood of hypothermia and frost bite. Expect wind chills to range from 10 above zero to 15 below zero.

Connecticut Meteorologists have issued a First Alert for extreme cold on New Year's Eve.

A quick moving system brings the southern half of the KWWL viewing area a chance for light snow. We'll be in single digits, close to 0, to ring in the new year, with lows back below across the state Monday morning.

Dangerously cold wind chill values are expected as a bitterly cold Arctic airmass remains across the area.

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Wind chills down to 25 below are forecast New Year's Eve night, and down to 15 below before then, as the bone-chilling weather is expected to continue well into next week. "Sub-zero wind chills which could cause hypothermia and frostbite".

Sat: High: 44 Low: 20 Partly cloudy. Skies should clear partially on Monday night for some.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Wind: NE 10-15; gusty.

Wed: Hi: 25 Lo: 3 Mostly sunny. The high on Sunday will top out at about 15, with a low of -2.

Tuesday: Sunny, high near 13.

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