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B-r-r-r-utal Cold: Single Digits For Some Tri-State Spots

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Tuesday night into Wednesday morning was the coldest night so far of the season. (Credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — January is here, and Mother Nature is not letting the Tri-State Area forget it.

Tuesday night into Wednesday morning was the coldest night of the season so far, with the temperature poised to drop to the single digits in some outlying areas when New Yorkers wake up Wednesday morning.

CBS 2 Meteorologist Elise Finch reported the temperature during the 6 p.m. hour was 35 degrees, but a northwesterly wind was producing wind chills to make it feel like 31 in New York City, 22 in White Plains, and 21 in Montgomery.

By 11 p.m., almost all figures had dropped to the 20s. In the city, it was 27 degrees, with the wind chill making it feel as if it were 15.

Meanwhile, it was 10 degrees in Albany, and 1 degree in Ottawa, Ont., and Montreal.

An area of high pressure far to the west over the Great Plains states is suppressing moisture and keeping wet weather both to the north and the south away.

But while skies were clear, temperatures overnight were expected to be bitterly cold in some places. The city was seeing a winter coat-worthy low of 25 degrees, but some far north suburban areas were to drop to near-dangerous lows.

Parsippany was to see an wake-up temperature of 14, Cornwall 13, and Monticello just 5 degrees. Wind chills will make those temperatures feel even colder.

On Wednesday, the temperature warms up only to 33, but the trend improves in the week to come.

The high for Thursday is 35, Friday 38, Saturday and Sunday 40, Monday 43, and next Tuesday a balmy 46.

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