NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Temperatures began to plunge Sunday afternoon and could challenge record lows by Monday morning.
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CBS2 meteorologist Vanessa Murdock’s forecast low for Monday in Central Park is 3 degrees; the record, set in 1888, is 1.
Her forecast low for Islip, Long Island, is 0 degrees; the record, set in 1987, is 8.
Making matters worse are intense winds with gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour, CBS2 Meteorologist Elise Finch reported.
In Norwalk, peak wind gusts on Sunday topped out at 63 miles per hours.
Back in New York, Plum Island saw wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, while Shirley on Long Island had blustery winds of 52 miles an hour.
Teterboro, New Jersey had wind gusts of up to 47 miles an hour.