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Freezing Temps and Harsh Wind Chills Thursday

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Grab that winter hat and gloves! We’re looking at some frigid temperatures moving in for Thursday morning.

Temperatures will drop into the single digits and teens overnight.

Thursday morning lows will hover around 10 degrees, but with winds gusting up to 30 mph, it will feel colder.

Wind chills will be between 0 and 15 degrees in many towns.

Temperatures will then climb into the 20s through the day and reach the low 30s Friday and Saturday.

The governor has activated the state’s severe cold weather protocol through 9 a.m. on Saturday.

This is the first time this season that the protocol has been enacted.

You can get a list of available shelters throughout Connecticut by calling 211 or visiting www.211ct.org.

AAA said they have received more than 1,000 calls for service in the Hartford area and expect to see high call volume Thursday, with the biggest concern being dead batteries from the extreme cold.

By Sunday, temperatures are more moderate.

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