Long Island Sound at Edwards Avenue after the Jan. 7 snowfall. Photo: Peter Blasl

An arctic front moving into the region will bring bitter cold temperatures and blustery winds, resulting in wind-chill values between 0° and -10° late tonight through early afternoon tomorrow.

Temperatures will fall into the mid-20s this morning, with wind chill values of 15-20° due to west winds of 14-17 mph today.

Low temperatures Tuesday night will dip to about 7° with wind chill values as low as -5°.

Temperatures forecast to remain in the 30s all week, according to the National Weather Service. The next possibility of snow comes on Saturday.

If outside in very cold weather, protect yourself from from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing layers of loose-fitting, lightweight warm clothing. Wear a hat and cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.

Prevent pipes on an outside wall from freezing by letting hot and cold water trickle or drip from a faucet at night. Open cabinet doors to allow more heat to get to un-insulated supers under a sink or near an outdoor wall. Make sure heat is left on and set no lower than 55°.

If pipes freeze, never try to thaw a pipe with an open flame or torch. Make sure members of your household know how to shut off the water in case pipes burst.

Keep pets inside and be sure to protect them from ice-melting chemicals and salt.

Never use a generator indoors or use a gas oven for heat.

For more information on coping with extreme cold visit Ready.gov.

Report power outages to PSEG Long Island by texting OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or at1-800-490-0075.

Contact Suffolk County’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) at the Department of Social Services in Riverhead 631-852-3500.

After-hours Emergency, contact Emergency Services (631) 854-9100, M-F 4:30 p.m.-12 midnight, and on weekends and holidays from 8 a.m.-midnight.

For information about HEAP emergency benefits see


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