NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bitter cold will shock the system as Tri-State Area residents wake up on Monday, and slippery roads could mean problems for the morning rush.
CBS2 Chief Meteorologist and Weather Producer Giorgio Panetta reports the area will wake up to the coldest air since February when Tuesday morning comes around.
The temperatures will drop to 30 degrees or below, and wind chills will make it feel like 17 degrees in the city and a frigid 6 degrees in parts of Sullivan County.
Whipping winds coming from the northwest will make conditions even worse, CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn reported. By 8:30 a.m., winds between 25 to 30 mph will be seen around the area.
Dave Bowers reported for 1010 WINS that there is also a chance of slippery roads in suburban areas overnight and during the morning rush, although the hope is that the wind will dry them ahead of the freeze.
The threat of slick spots or black ice is most severe north and west of the city, Quinn reported.
Conditions will be even more severe on Wednesday morning, when New York City residents can expect to see wind chills in the range of 5 to 15 degrees, Quinn reported.
All in all, it will feel like mid-January, Quinn reported.
The high for Tuesday is 33, while the high for Wednesday is not expected to rise above the freezing mark of 32.
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