NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Bitter arctic air has a firm grip on the Tri-State Area and isn’t about to let go anytime soon.
The forecast high for Thursday is all of 22 degrees, with wind chills once again making it feel much colder.
Temperatures remained well below freezing across the region Wednesday, and will stay that way through Sunday, CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn reported.
Snow is also possible on Friday.
The temperatures in New York City, the northern suburbs and on Long Island stayed in the teens for most of the day, but felt like the single-digits thanks to the wind chill.
On Wednesday evening, while skies were clear, the temperature was a mere 15 degrees with the wind chill making it feel like 6.
Statistically, this is the coldest two-week period the New York metro area sees each year. But even given that, the average high is 38, while the high on Wednesday was only 20.
On Wednesday morning, many spots were in the single digits, or even the negative range. Monticello came in at minus 4; West Milford, N.J. at 6, and Newburgh at 7, CBS 2’s Quinn reported.
The cold temperatures have made things especially difficult on the tenants at 25 Sherman Ave., in Jersey City. Residents there have been complaining for months about not having heat and hot water.
“My apartment is terrible for this very cold. I have three heaters. It’s terrible,” one resident told 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg.
“If it’s not one thing, it’s the other. They cut out the gas then there’s no hot water, if there’s hot water, but then there’s no heater. It’s horrible,” said another tenant.