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Deep freeze: Westport rides out chilling onslaught

Published 4:42 pm, Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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  • "It's such clear beautiful air," said Joanne Kabak, bundled against the frigid temperatures as she walked on Main Street Tuesday. "I like that part of it. I wish it wasn't so bone-chilling." Photo: Jarret Liotta / Westport News contributed
    "It's such clear beautiful air," said Joanne Kabak, bundled against the frigid temperatures as she walked on Main Street Tuesday. "I like that part of it. I wish it wasn't so bone-chilling." Photo: Jarret Liotta

 

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Baby, it's cold outside.

Biting, brutal cold with daytime "high" temperatures Tuesday barely inching into the double digits and the overnight low expected to fall near zero -- and wind chill values registering in the minus-teen range because of a bone-chilling west wind 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday is expected to be a little "warmer," although temperatures will be well below freezing. Skies will be sunny again, but the high temperature will be in the low-20s, the NWS predicts, and the daytime wind chill could feel as low as minus-8 degrees.

Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -8 degrees. Nighttime will be cloudy, with temperatures in the mid-teens.

Things start to warm up a bit by Thursday, as the daytime high is expected to rise to just about the freezing level in the low-30s.

But there is a slight chance of snow overnight Thursday into Friday morning -- 20 percent odds, according to the weather service.