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Winter Making A Return To Tri-State Area With Snow, Record Cold Possible

Snow falling in Rockaway Township, N.J. (Credit: Nancy Wybolt)

Snow falling in Rockaway Township, N.J. (Credit: Nancy Wybolt)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The week began with downright summerlike temperatures, but the grip of winter slipped back onto the Tri-State Area late Tuesday.

On Wednesday, record cold is possible around the area.

Snow was falling in some areas late Tuesday, while other areas saw a rain-snow mix. CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn said by early Wednesday morning, snow might top out at 0.4 inches in Central Park, 1 inch on Coram, and 1.4 inches in Danbury, Conn.

And while you may have felt perfectly comfortable in shorts and flip-flops on Monday, you will need that winter coat and hat again on Wednesday.

Forecast lows for early Wednesday morning are expected to bottom out at 30 degrees at Central Park, LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, and 29 degrees in Newark, N.J. and Bridgeport, Conn.

The record low for this date in Central Park is 29 degrees, at LaGuardia 35 degrees.

As the sub-freezing temperatures approached late Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued a freeze warning for much of the area from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. the warning includes the city, all of Long Island, much of New Jersey, and coastal Connecticut.

The NWS warned that the conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

The sun will come out on Wednesday afternoon, but will not be of much help in warming the area up, Quinn reported. The forecast high for Wednesday is 50 degrees.

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