Lamont Activates Severe Cold Weather Protocol

Gov. Ned Lamont has activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol with temperatures below freezing and below average expected.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 20s over the next two days, and wind chills will make it feel like single digits in some areas.

Average high temperatures this time of year are typically in the 40s.

Those in need of shelter from the cold can contact 211. The protocol began at 5 p.m. Monday and will remain in effect through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The Severe Cold Weather Protocol activates coordination between Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), and the Department of Housing (DOH) to work across the state’s network of shelters to make sure everyone has a place to go in the cold.

The cold weather is followed by the potential for plowable snow Wednesday into Thursday. Stay tuned on that.

Get the latest forecast anytime here.

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