NEW YORK (PIX11) — A cold front moving through the region Thursday morning brought early rain that transitioned into snow during the morning commute.

Winds will increase Thursday afternoon as temperatures take a tumble, falling through the 20s by the evening. Wind chills will make it feel like the teens by early Thursday night.

Meteorologist Stacy-Ann Gooden explains how to stay safe during cold conditions.

The plummeting temps will likely cause any standing water to freeze on roadways and sidewalks.

PIX11’s Katie Corrado was in New Jersey with an update as snow began to fall.

Forecast ahead

The deep chill is making its return. The cold front that brought rain and a little snow has moved out to sea. Behind it, an arctic air mass is making its way down into the region and bring wind chills to around zero by daybreak on Friday morning. For areas well north, a Wind Chill Advisory has been posted as it may feel more like -15 degrees. Wind chills that low may cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes.

Skies will be clear on Thursday night, but winds will continue kick at around 15 mph. Temperatures drop down to around 15 degrees, but it will feel more like around 0 degrees with the gusty breeze.

The blustery conditions will continue for Friday. Skies will be sunny, but it won’t help as temperatures will only climb into the mid 20s. Adding in the wind, it will feel no better than 10 to 15 degrees during the day. 

The good news is that the area of high pressure responsible for driving down the arctic air mass will cause a potent winter storm in the Carolinas to track out to sea on Saturday. That storm could have been the next coastal storm for us and bring a good amount of snow. What we are left with will be a partly to mostly sunny day. It will not be as harsh as temperatures climb closer to 30 by Saturday afternoon.

The temperatures will continue to moderate on Sunday. Expect highs to be in the mid 30s under mostly sunny skies. 

The dry weather continues into Monday, but a clipper system could move in by Tuesday. That system could bring some rain or snow showers around as temperatures climb above the freezing mark.