A severe cold weather alert has been activated by the Office of Governor Ned Lamont, in effect from noon today, January 10, until noon Wednesday, January 12. The reason for the activation is the arrival of intense arctic cold in Connecticut starting tonight resulting in temperatures in the single digits and wind chill factors below zero. If you or someone you know is in urgent need of a place to keep warm, find your nearest warming center by calling 2-1-1 or at https://uwc.211ct.org/get-help/warmingcenters/.