NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Folks around the Tri-State Area got a strong taste of winter Tuesday, thanks to brisk winds and below-freezing temperatures, and the trend was expected to continue Wednesday.
On Wednesday morning, the conditions will be even more severe than anything experienced so far this week. The temperature in the city will be 10 degrees, with a wind chill making it feel like between minus-5 and minus-15. The air temperature in Monticello will be just 4 degrees, according to CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn.
Even during the day, while the high will hit 21, the wind chill will make it feel like no more than 5 degrees at any point Wednesday.
Quinn said it was 14 degrees in Central Park just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night, and as low as 10 in some outlying areas. The wind chill made it feel like 0 in the city, and as low as minus-2 elsewhere.
Winds were beating through the area at 20 mph, Quinn reported.
The afternoon dew point was minus-8 degrees – the driest figure in a year. But that will change later in the week, with snow expected to hit the area late on Friday.
Preliminary figures call for accumulation of 3 to 6 inches in the city.
Bitter Cold Means Danger Outside
The cold weather and high winds make for a dangerous mix and keeping warm is crucial.