FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Winter's cold grip on Fairfield County will not loosen over the weekend, and a wintry mix is expected to move into the area just in time for the Monday morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
As dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills continue to affect the state, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced he is extending the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol through Sunday morning, Jan. 11.
“With forecasted overnight lows in the single digits and below zero wind chills, I have directed the state Sever Weather Protocol be kept in place through Sunday morning,” said Malloy. “We must continue to protect the most vulnerable members of our state’s population during these severe cold weather outbreaks. I urge anyone in need of shelter to call 2-1-1 and continue to encourage local communities to consider opening warming centers or other facilities to help people in need.”
While activated, the protocol directs the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Department of Housing to coordinate with 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure that the state’s most vulnerable population are protected from the severe cold weather.
Sunday will begin to warm, with mostly cloudy and comparatively highs in the low 30s.
Snow will begin to threaten the area overnight after and could change over to freezing rain around 4 a.m. Monday.
Snow will change over to all rain after 9 a.m. Monday. The chance of precipitation on Monday is 50 percent.
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