NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Parts of the Tri-State area got another taste of winter after snow fell overnight and temperatures plunged to at or below freezing.
A freeze warning was in effect for New York City, Long Island, Rockland and Westchester counties as well as parts of New Jersey and Connecticut for much of the morning.
The change in the weather sent temperatures plunging from highs in the mid-60s on Tuesday to the 20s in some spots as sleet and snow fell across the region.
The wintry weather caught many people off guard.
“It’s never going to end,” George Ortiz of New Milford told CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang.
“I don’t want anymore,” River Edge resident Nancy Read said. “I want warmth.”
“The last few days, it was 70, even 80 degrees in some places and I didn’t think it was going to do an about-face and be this cold,” one man said.
“We didn’t expect this weather at all,” another man told 1010 WINS’ John Montone. “Two days ago, it was like 80 degrees.”
“It’s cold, this weather is crazy,” said another.
In New Jersey, an inch and a half of snow was reported in Vernon in Sussex County and an inch in Manalapan in Monmouth County.
Several accidents were also reported across the Tri-State area because of the weather. Road crews have been out treating highways where driving conditions are slick. Untreated sidewalks may be slippery.
Forecasters say the warm-up begins Wednesday, with temperatures climbing into the 50s and eventually hitting the low 60s by the weekend.
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