A line of snow squalls ushered in a new round of arctic air on Friday, and Gov. Dannel Malloy has activated the state's Severe Cold Weather Protocol as a result.
Temperatures dipped down into the teens Friday evening and will continue to fall overnight, bottoming out between -5 and 5 degrees across the interior and 5 to 15 degrees along the shoreline.
Winds are expected to pick up, gusting over 30 miles per hour and dropping wind chills to near zero on Friday night.
Malloy said Friday afternoon that the state will deploy teams that specialize in working with the homeless to make sure they find safe and warm places to stay. Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 211.
Warming centers have begun to open ahead of the temperature dip.
Saturday will be in the 20s with a lot of sun before rain moves in on Sunday and Sunday night. The rain may end as snow in parts of Connecticut on Monday morning.