NEW YORK — The brutal cold is coming to a close for now. Temperatures dropped to around 15 degrees in Central Park on Tuesday morning, but it felt more like below zero across the region. During the day, the brisk wind made it feel more like the single digits.
Some improvement moves in starting Tuesday night as the winds ease and shift to the southwest. Skies will remain clear as temperatures steadily climb into the 20s overnight.
Aided by the sun, temperatures will soar to around 40 degrees on Wednesday. By Thursday, we should improve further into the mid 40s, but the chill will make a return.
Another arctic cold front will cross through the region Friday bringing back the cold temperatures and frigid wind chills. Expect temperatures to top out in the mid 30s on Friday, then take a dive in the lower teens at night. On Saturday, we may see temperatures struggle to hit the lower 20s during the day. Adding in the breeze, it will likely feel more like the single digits once again.
On Sunday and Monday, we are watching the potential for another storm that could bring snow to the region. This time, as it may track right along the coast, allowing for the the probability of rain to mix in as well. Temperatures will indeed support snow at the onset on Sunday. Temperatures will likely start out in the teens once again in the morning, then gradually climb through the 20s should the storm arrive late in the day.
While this storm will be capable of bringing rain and snow, we also have to consider the fact that the storm may track well south and head straight out to sea leaving us with a dry Martin Luther King Jr holiday. Everything is on the table as this storm is still several day away.