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Brutal Cold Grips Connecticut

Record Cold Temperatures

Exceptional cold gripped Connecticut Sunday morning with temperatures as low as -18F in Litchfield County. At Bradley Airport the mercury dipped to -12F making this the coldest temperature since 1996. In Bridgeport the temperature hit -5F making this the coldest morning since 1984 and the third coldest temperature recorded at Sikorsky Airport. 

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for the entire state today.

Wind chills are dropping near -30F Sunday morning which can result in frostbite in as little as 15 minutes. 

Temperatures will remain brutally cold through the day Sunday with wind chills well below zero and temperatures remaining in the single digits for most of the state through the afternoon. 

Monday should be dry, but a storm will be on Connecticut's doorstep come Tuesday.

Unfortunately for people and businesses that depend on snow, this storm doesn't look like a classic Nor'easter.

Snow will likely change to sleet and plain rain as temperatures rise into the 40s on Tuesday.

Temperatures will remain in the 40s on Wednesday with a blend of clouds and sunshine.