NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Winter doesn’t officially begin until next week, but the Tri-State Area was hit with its first taste of the bitter cold Tuesday.

1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports

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Single digit wind chills dominated the area, and that caused a spike in the call volume at the city’s 311 call center in Lower  Manhattan.

Over 200 employees were on duty Tuesday taking calls — mostly related to heat and hot water issues.  311 is expected to field about 100,000 calls, which is double the normal call volume, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

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Tuesday night will be cold and blustery according to AccuWeather.  The area could also see some flurries into Tuesday night, when temperatures will dip into the teens.  However, AccuWeather Real Feel temperatures will be closer to zero.

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The cold temperatures are expected to continue into Wednesday with a slight improvement for Thursday.  On Saturday, it is expected to warm up a bit – to about 38 degrees.

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