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Warming Trend In The Forecast For The Week To Come

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It was cold under sunny skies Sunday morning in New York City. (Credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A warmup is in the forecast for the week to come, but the Tri-State Area will have to suffer through some more miserable weather first.

CBS 2 Meteorologist Vanessa Murdock reported, the bitter chill will remain dominant Sunday, although skies will again be sunny. Temperatures were as low as 10 in some areas Sunday morning, and the forecast high for New York City was 29 degrees, for Newark 30 degrees, and for Belmar and Toms River, N.J., 31 degrees.

Overnight into Monday, the temperature is expected to drop to 26 as clouds thicken and an active weather pattern moves in. By noon, most of the area will see snow, and in the afternoon, the snow will be supplanted by a wintry mix with sleet and freezing rain.

Late in the day, New York City will likely just see rain as the high climbs to 39 degrees. But areas to the north and west will see more freezing rain, and slick roads will be a hazard for the afternoon commute.

In all, the city, Long Island, and areas of New Jersey to the southwest will see a dusting to 1 inch of snow. But areas to the north and west will see a slushy 1 to 2 inches of snow.

Rain and clouds will be dominant later in the week, but the warming trend will continue. On Tuesday, the high climbs to 49, and on Wednesday to an April-like 55.

But on Thursday, the high drops back to 40, and Friday back to 30. And just in time for next weekend, the high on Saturday is once again down in the icy range at 29.

For now, relief cannot come soon enough for those without a warm place to go. As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported Saturday night, some had no choice but to be outside because of their jobs, while others were forced into miserable conditions by an act of nature.

For those who work outside, they just had to grin and bear it.

“It’s very cold. But what I do, that’s my work,” said a food cart operator in Midtown.

Restaurant deliveryman Josue Castro paid attention to little things that make a big difference as he rode his bike down the streets of Midtown Manhattan, including the right gloves. He was tired of all the icy misery Saturday night.

“That’s too much,” he said.

Others chose to be outside of their own volition. Some athletes wore shorts at a frosty football tournament Saturday evening.

“Football doesn’t stop because of the weather,” one participant said.

Some participants even wore shorts. But Zack Dennis regretted that decision, wishing he had worn more clothes.

“I’m pretty chilly, but not too bad once you get moving around,” Dennis said.

At least the football players could look forward to warm, heated homes later in the evening. Such was not the case for Rosena Mulholland, who has been struggling to stay warm.

“An electric heater, and one, two comforters, and an afghan to stay warm at night,” she said.

Mulholland said her Superstorm Sandy-damaged home in Breezy Point, Queens will not get fixed, unless she stays to let repair crews in.

“If I’m not here, then you get skipped over and you have to wait again,” she said, “so I have no choice.”

Mulholland was counting on the work week warmup to break the grip of the deep freeze. But until then, she had no choice to live and shiver moment to moment.

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