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Colder Temperatures, High Fire Danger for the Weekend

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An arctic cold front moved through on Friday with wind and colder temperatures moving into the state. The cold temperatures will continue through the next few days.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a red flag warning across much of Southern New England, including North Central and Northeast Connecticut.  

The colder temperatures and wind will combine with low humidity values to create a high fire danger. A 'red flag warning' has been issued by the national weather service. A red flag warning is issued when the fire danger is high. Any fires that start can spread quickly.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said it's especially important to exercise caution during these periods when forest fire danger levels increase.

Even colder air is expected by Monday with the passage of another cold front on Sunday. High temperatures on Monday will stay into the 30s with even colder wind chills.

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