The temperature in East Haven read 27 degrees Wednesday afternoon and it's only getting colder.
Shoreline residents are getting ready for what's head.
"It's time for us to get some bad weather, you know. Sneaking up on us right now. We just have to wait and see what happens," said Ronald Pernell, of West Haven.
Temperatures are expected to plummet overnight, and icy gusts will bring the wind chill down below zero. Those who live in the New Haven area said they were prepared for frigid temps to set in eventually.
"We've been lucky so far. We've gotten spoiled a little bit, you know, but it's January, and you have to expect it to get cold, and just got to do things in the cold," said West Haven resident Mark Levine, who joined a dozen others to skate on the ice in New Haven on Wednesday.
The ice skaters made sure to bundle up and took fireplace breaks every so often to stay warm.
"We're going through a lot of firewood; we have a fire every day. I cook a lot of hot soups," explained Wallingford resident Jenn Pappas, who brought her daughter out to skate. "We stay inside a lot, but coming out to go ice skating is a nice afternoon."