NEW YORK — Dangerously cold temperatures have arrived across the tri-state Region.
An arctic air mass will bring down the thermometer to the coldest temperatures of the season so far. Wind chills will likely end up going below 0 in the city and toward -10 to -20 degrees across many sections of Upstate New York.
Wind Chill Advisories have been posted for Sullivan and Ulster Counties as frostbite could occur in as little as 30 minutes.
Skies will remain clear Monday night, but the story will be about the frigid temperatures. Overnight lows will go down into the teens, but it will feel more like around 0 to -10 degrees in the city as well as the surrounding suburbs.
It may be a sunny day on Tuesday, but don’t expect it to warm up the temperatures. Highs will likely stay in the lower 20s during the day. A persistent breeze with gusts to 25 mph will make it feel more like the single digits all day long.
Expect the winds to finally calm down by Tuesday night as high pressure settles over the region. Winds will then start to shift to the west, allowing a good warmup to develop. Expect temperatures to climb close to 40 on Wednesday under mostly sunny skies.
On Thursday, temperatures will climb back into the 40s, but a dry cold front will bring temperatures back down for the weekend. Highs will be in the mid 30s on Friday, then drop further into the 20s once again on Saturday. Winds will likely be a factor making it feel much colder.
By Sunday, temperatures should recover toward 30 degrees.