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New Canaan Copes With a Big Chill

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – A big chill finally came to Fairfield County on Thursday, but Janet Schleier was all right. After all, it could have been worse.

“I’m really happy it’s not snowing,” said Schleier, walking along New Canaan’s Main Street with her daughter, Amy. “I can’t drive in the snow."

The flakes may have stayed away, but many New Canaan residents wore hats, gloves and their warmest winter apparel to cope with the chilly temperatures, which hovered in the 30s most of Thursday.

But the cold didn’t faze Amy Schleier, who was wearing only a sweater. “I’m doing fine,” she said.

For those craving a little warmth, the next couple of days should be welcomed. Winds from the south and a low-pressure system will put temperatures in the upper 40s for most of southern Connecticut through the weekend.

But kids like Schleier will need more than a sweater if they stay in Fairfield County next week. Come Monday evening, the winter chill will return and temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will get no higher than about 30 degrees.

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