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Brutally Cold Temps Continue to Decline; Power Outages, Damage Reported

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Brutally cold temperatures moved in Friday, with wind gusts causing damage across the state and knocking out power to thousands.

Temperatures began in the 20s Friday morning, but have fallen below zero as we head into the overnight hours.

The “feels-like” temperatures will generally be -10 to -25 degrees, but some hill towns will feel like -35!

The high winds took down trees and power lines in some areas, leading to several outages. Eversource was reporting over 11,000 homes without power at about 9 p.m. By 10:30 p.m., outages were down to approximately 4,200.

The brutal wind chills will continue overnight and into Saturday morning.

Wind chill warnings have been issued for northern Middlesex, Windham, Hartford, Litchfield, Tolland and northern New London counties.

Wind chill advisories have been issued for Fairfield, New Haven, southern New London, and southern Middlesex counties.

If you need a warm place to go, you can find a list of warming centers here. Enter your town or zip code in the location box and hit the yellow search icon to see the locations closest to you.

Multiple ski areas in the state closed early in anticipation of Friday night's gusty wind.

It will get brutally cold, with temperatures that will feel like they are below zero. This is how to prepare.

On Saturday morning, the feels-like temperatures will range from -15 at the shore to -30 or lower in the hills.

Winds will diminish Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will rebound from -5 Saturday morning to 25 degrees by evening.

The high temperatures will be in the 40s on Sunday.

You can get the latest forecast anytime here.

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