A hazardous weather outlook is in effect for Southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York for today and tonight due to the freezing temperatures. Wind chill values will fall to -5 to -15 degrees Sunday night, New Year's Eve, into Monday morning, New Year's Day. Aquarion made robo-calls Saturday warning customers to take precautions that pipes don't freeze. Some of those precautions include making sure pipes near un-insulated walls are insulated themselves, keeping the heat on to a minimum when you leave the house, and turning the water on and off periodically. For more tips, visit Aquarion's web site for advice on how to prevent freezing pipes.

Several were not deterred by the freezing temperatures, enjoying a game of pond hockey on the frozen Gorham's Pond. The Center for Disease Control offers tips for staying safe outdoors in cold weather. 

Don't forget to check on elderly or infirm friends, family or neighbors in freezing cold weather, and never leave pets or animals outside in these kinds of temperatures. The cold temps continue throughout the week other than Wednesday, when they hit a "balmy" 29. Snow is also in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Currently, the town has no plans to open warming centers and First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said she continues to monitor the situation with the Department of Human Services and the emergency management office. If the need arises for the vulnerable, that might change. In addition, Stevenson said if residents lose heat, they should immediately call their service providers. If a lack of heat persists, she said residents should call the Darien Police Department's non-emergency number (do not call 911)  at (203) 662-5300 and they will be connected to help.

The full forecast:

Today
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 17. Wind chill values between zero and 5. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 5. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph.
New Year's Day
Sunny and cold, with a high near 16. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Friday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 16.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.
Saturday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 16.