NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Tri-State area is getting an early taste of winter following an unseasonably warm fall.
A freeze warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday for New York City, Westchester, Long Island and parts of New Jersey.
Forecasters are predicting temperatures in the teens to lower 20s in some areas with the coldest temperatures near daybreak Saturday.
The Arctic winds racing across the Tri-State area Friday is forcing frigid air into the faces of all who dare venture out into the elements.
“I’m bundled up head to toe and it’s so cold,” Karen Conti of White Plains told CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock. “I think we’re just not used to it. It was so warm for so many days and now it’s a sudden blast.”
“It’s freezing. I thought it was going to be 40s, that’s fine. Then 30s — 30s feeling like teens and numbers dropping,” said Jasmine Cabral.
“I’m really cold,” another woman said. “I was not expecting this. I am not ready for this at all.”
It will stay cold Saturday with a high around 38 before warming back into the 40s on Sunday.
Crops and other sensitive outdoor plants will likely die as a result of the bitter plunge.
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