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Cold Snap This Weekend; City Opens Warming Shelters

New York City Cold Weather

While there won’t be snow in New York City, it’ll still be cold. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As if the cleanup weren’t bad enough, the New York Metro area was dealing with cold conditions – while many residents had no electricity.

CBS 2 Meteorologist Vanessa Murdock said the high for Saturday would be in the upper 40s, but the wind chill would make it feel like the low 40s.

Overnight, the low drops to 36, with wind chills of just 28 in the city, and a mere 18 in Monticello, N.Y.

Meanwhile, New York City has opened warming centers in all five boroughs for those who may need them.

The warming centers have been set up in the following locations:

• Lenox Hill Innovative Senior Center, 345 E. 70th St., Upper East Side, Manhattan;
• Lenox Hill St. Peter’s, 619 Lexington Ave., Midtown East, Manhattan;
• Stanley Isaacs Senior Center, 415 E. 93rd St., Upper East Side, Manhattan;
• YM-YWHA Innovative Senior Center, 45 Nagle Ave., Fort George, Manhattan;
• Project Find Woodstock Senior Cneter, 127 W. 43rd St., Times Square, Manhattan;
• The Bronx House Senior Center, 990 Pelham Pkwy. South, Bronxdale, the Bronx;
• RAIN Boston East, 3450 Boston Rd., Laconia, the Bronx;
• Riverdale Y Senior Center, 5625 Arlington Ave., Riverdale, the Bronx;
• Council Center for Senior Citizens, 1001 Quentin Rd., Gravesend, Brooklyn;
• Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center, 220-01 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens;
• CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, Queens;
• Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood, Queens;
• Selfhelp Ben Rosenthal ISC, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., East Flushing, Queens;
• Senior Guild Luncheon Program, 120 Anderson Ave., Elm Park, Staten Island.

And as far as the weather, there is more bad news on tap. Beginning Wednesday, a coastal storm could bring powerful, gusty winds and heavy rain to the area. Onshore flow and minor coastal flooding are possible, and even more power outages could be seen, Murdock reported.

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