By Giorgio Panetta
CBS2 Chief Meteorologist/Weather Producer

Good evening everyone!

We had a terribly cold start today. To the north and west of NYC, towns were as cold as minus 2 degrees.

(Credit: CBS2)

(Credit: CBS2)

Wind chills were beyond cold — they were downright dangerous. Monticello bottomed out with a real feel of minus 23 degrees! Other towns like Sussex, New Jersey started the day at 4 degrees; but felt like 10 below zero.

The afternoon “warmed”, if you will, to 21 degrees here in the city. This tied our coldest afternoon high on the season.

Tonight, we don’t dip too far back down the thermometer thanks to some clouds.

Snow returns tomorrow afternoon from west to east. A few squalls could drop a quick inch or so, but the real snow will take hold Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Sunday morning will be incredibly cold and windy with blowing snow due to winds gusting to hear 50 mph.

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There are winter weather alerts issued around the Tri-State. The biggest snow totals could be on the east end where they look to be near the nexus of the low.

Check back in soon for the latest.

–G