Brace for colder temps following mild week with record highs


NEW YORK — After a mild finish to the workweek with record highs at JFK and LGA airports, as well near record highs at Central Park, Saturday was much cooler with highs approaching 50. In addition to the chill, the damp and foggy start to the weekend made getting around town a bit challenging. With falling temperatures throughout the day, winter weather accessories were essential to staying warm.

Even though most areas got rain, a low-pressure system brought wintry mix to interior sections of the region. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 7am Sunday. Little to no snow/ice accumulations are expected with the potential for less than a quarter-inch of rain closer to the coast. As the system exits, winds are expected to pick up into Sunday. 

Additionally, you’ll have to break out the blankets and wear extra layers. Sunday morning lows will likely fall into the upper 30s before topping out in the low 40s, a few degrees below normal. Keep in mind that gusty winds will make it feel even colder. Then by Sunday night temps are slated to dip below freezing in the city. You’ll also need the heavy winter coat and accessories for your Monday morning commute.

The December chill will remain with us through the rest of the week with highs in the 30s and 40s and lows in the 20s and 30s.

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