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Bitter blast of cold is coming this weekend, along with some snow

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NEW YORK – Enjoy this warm fall weather while it lasts because a blast of bitter cold is coming this weekend and maybe some snow for parts of the area.

The sky will be clear Friday and daytime temperatures will continue to be above average into Saturday thanks to high pressure over the tri-state, but late in the day Saturday a cold front moves in, bringing with it a real taste of the season.

Temperatures will dip down into the 40s Sunday but it will feel more like the 20s and 30s due to strong winds, the gusts of which could reach 40 mph. There is possibility of showers starting about 5 a.m. Sunday and even snow that day, with accumulations limited to the highest elevators well north of the city.

This will be a significant change from the mild, warmer-than-average temperatures the tri-state has been enjoying.

Precipitation will be on-again, off-again throughout the day Sunday with rain mixing with snow showers, especially north and west of the city. This doesn't look to be an accumulating snow but a coating on grassy areas and cars can be expected.

The brisk weather is expected to last into next week.

Monday is expected to be cold and gusty with temperatures in the 40s but with wind chills in the 30s under partly cloudy skies.

On Tuesday, the wind will back off but temperatures will stay the same, in the 40s, under mostly sunny skies.

As for Wednesday, the morning looks mostly sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon as a cold front starts to make its way east. Temperatures will be cool with highs in the upper 40s.

That cold front could bring showers during Thanksgiving morning, but the exact details of the holiday forecast are still sketchy. Temperatures during the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are forecast to hover in the upper 40s to lower 50s but will dip down in the afternoon.