State prepares for cold, cold temperatures over next few days

At the direction of Governor Dannel P. Malloy, the state's emergency divisions are working with United Way 2-1-1 and other partners to coordinate efforts to ensure adequate shelter space, in anticipation of severe cold weather over the next few days.

Connecticut is expected to see another arctic blast of very cold air starting tonight and continuing through Wednesday morning, according to state emergency officials.

During this period, temperatures are forecast to fall into the single digits overnight with highs during the day in the low teens.  Wind chills are forecast to remain between 0 and -15 F during most of this period with strong NW winds gusting as high as 40 MPH during the day on Tuesday.

This latest cold outbreak is forecast to ease on Wednesday with highs in the lows 20's and light winds.