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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Brutally cold temperatures are expected to hit the Tri-State Area over the next few days.
Saturday is expected to be windy and chilly with wind gusts of up to 30 mph, with the low temperature dipping down to 38 degrees at night.
On Sunday it will be brisk and chilly with the high only reaching 49 degrees, according to AccuWeather.
“The weather has not been our friend throughout any of this,” CBS 2 Meteorologist John Elliott said. “Now we have an invasion of cold air with some gusty winds out of the northwest and a potential storm coming in next week.”
Over the next few nights, the area will likely see wind chills in and around the city between 25 and 30 degrees, Elliott said. It is expected to be even colder to the north and west of the city with expected wind chills between 20 and 25 degrees.
Wind chills are expected to be close to or below freezing starting Friday night. Sunday morning could be the worst of it with a wind chill in New York of 26 degrees, Elliott said.
The deep chill is a major concern for residents who lost heat and electricity after Superstorm Sandy, especially in parts of Brooklyn.
It’s getting very cold with no heat in Coney Island’s public housing buildings. Francisco Gomez told 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon he doesn’t have power, but his mom does.
1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon Reports From Coney Island
“I recharged the computer in my mother’s building…I take the computer home, watch a movie. Once it dies out, it’s pretty hot. Put it under your blanket, you warm up,” Gomez said.
Staying warm continues to present a challenge to other storm ravaged residents.
“We sleep in layers of clothes,” another woman told 1010 WINS’ Rincon.
There is also a possibility of a coastal storm Wednesday into Thursday bringing gusty wind, an inch of rain and a chance of wintry precipitation.
Snowfall would be possible in Sullivan, Sussex, Passaic and parts of Rockland counties, Elliott said.
“We can’t get any of the models to crank out a lot of snow it’s just going to be cold enough to support snow,” Elliott said. “I think there’s available moisture though with this system.”