Bundle up! Snow and cold for NYC region

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NEW YORK (PIX11) –   A cold front ushered in snow this morning across the region, with the first flakes of the season spotted in Central Park at 6:40 a.m.

Most of the snow will melt as it makes contact with the ground, but the best chance of getting it to accumulate will be north and west of the city. There is also a chance that there could be some heavier bands of snow across Long Island and a light accumulation of snow is possible wherever the banding occurs. Generally speaking a coating is possible wherever it sticks.

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As the rain or snow tapers off  by midday, the winds will pick up from the north and it will gradually become colder through the afternoon. Highs at around 40 will occur during the midday hours and will hold through the upper 30s in the afternoon.

As the sun sets, temperatures will take a tumble. A freeze watch is in effect for the city, Long Island and Union County for Tuesday night as temperatures will go below freezing for the first time this season. Overnight lows will go down into the 20s along coast with areas north and west going down into the teens. Gusty winds will also factor through the night. Wind chills could be in the teens by Wednesday morning.

High pressure from Canada will dominate on Wednesday with sunny skies. Temperatures will recover somewhat into the lower 40s. It’ll still be quite breezy, so wind chill values will be in the mid 30s.

By Thursday and Friday, temperatures moderate back into the 50s with partly to mostly sunny skies.

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