Brutally cold air has moved into the region as a cold front sweeps through the region, even setting a new record-low temperature in Central Park for Tuesday’s date.

Before sunrise Wednesday we tied the record low in Central Park at 24 degrees, first set back in the 1986. We could still break this record today as the temperatures are expected go down in the lower 20s. Wind chills will be at around 5 to 15 degrees across the region.

The winds start to ease off on Wednesday, but it will remain very cold. Despite the sunny skies, expect highs to climb only in the mid 30s during the afternoon. Wind chill values will be in the upper 20s.

For the latter part of the week, high pressure will slide over the region and that will allow the winds to finally calm down. Temperatures will moderate back into the mid 40s on Thursday with a couple of clouds expected. By Friday, temperatures will recover back toward 50. A cold front will push through late. Aside from some more clouds, it looks to pass through without any precipitation.

Colder air does return for part of the weekend as the front moves off shore. It will be a blustery day on Saturday with temperatures only climbing to around 40 degrees and into the mid 40s by Sunday.

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