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Arctic blast chills tri-state after unseasonably warm December

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NEW YORK –An arctic cold front will usher in the coldest air the tri-state area has experienced so far this season. Expect partly sunny skies Monday afternoon with scattered snow flurries developing later in the day. Temperatures will fall throughout the day starting in the low 30s for lunchtime and falling into the upper 20s for the evening.

Monday night will be mostly clear and very cold as arctic high pressure will work its way into the region. Temperatures will fall to near 14 in the city, single digits north and west of the city. Wind chills will make it feel like near zero well north and west of the city.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny and very cold as air will be settled in over the area. The high temperature will be 30 in the city, upper 20s in the suburbs.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and slightly milder as high pressure will begin to slide offshore into the Atlantic. The high temperature will be 40 in the city, upper 30s in the suburbs.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and even milder as winds will shift from the South bringing milder temperatures back into the area. The high temperature will be 43 in the city, mid 40s in the suburbs.

Friday will be sunny early followed by increasing clouds toward the afternoon as a storm system will move into the region from the west. The high will be 44 in the city, mid 40s in the suburbs.