Blizzard conditions, dangerously cold air to descend on New York region

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Snow is becoming heavy this evening and it won’t be long before some places in the tri-state area experience blizzard conditions.

Snow will be combining with falling temperatures into the teens, and winds gusting past 35 mph which will make traveling extremely difficult if not impossible in some instances.

Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island remain under a blizzard warning until midday Friday. Total snow accumulations will be in the 6 to 9 inch range over New York City. Long Island, however, may wind up with more snow — 9 inches or more are forecast in those areas.

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Once the snow ends Friday, the next issue will be very cold temperatures. The temperatures will remain in the low- or mid-teens all day Friday.  Friday night we could see temperatures in some areas on Long Island to be as cold as 5 to 10 below.

The good news, and there is some good news, is that temperatures will warm up quickly over the weekend.  However another brutally cold arctic air mass will move into the tri-state area early next week.