Doctors caution residents about frigid temps

Doctors are warning that being too cold while indoors or outdoors can lead to serious cold-related illnesses as the weekend is expected to be bitterly

BRIDGEPORT - Doctors are warning that being too cold while indoors or outdoors can lead to serious cold-related illnesses as the weekend is expected to be bitterly cold for southwestern Connecticut residents.

They say that exposure to extreme frigid temperatures can lead to illnesses such as hypothermia and frostbite.

News 12 Connecticut meteorologists predict temperatures will only reach the teens during the day this weekend and may drop as low as 0-15 degrees at night.

Officials advise those going outdoors to dress for the weather. They also say to be sure to check on elderly and ill neighbors.

Connecticut Evening Weather ForecastNews 12 LIVE Traffic & Weather

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A former corrections officer faces 45 years in 1 Former corrections officer found guilty in deadly 2014 car wreck
2 Connecticut Sportscast, Dec. 9
Local police departments are warning residents to be 3 Fairfield police warn to be wary of thieves stealing packages
About 500 volunteers helped at Saturday's event. 4 Volunteers wrap thousands of gifts for children in need
Police say 48-year-old Fred Busk was charged with 5 Westport dad accused of serving teens alcohol at his home

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE