Tri-state area residents best bundle up with multiple layers as some of the coldest air of the season moves in with the New Year.
The wind will make the chill feel particularly biting, but at least the skies will be sunny. Meteorologists say the weather is expected to be storm-free through earl next week.
Though temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will feel like "the big chill," meteorologists say it won't get anywhere near as cold as record lows this time of year, which include below zero degrees in Central Park.
Temperatures are expected to cap off at about the freezing mark Wednesday. Overnight highs Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be in the teens and low 20s.
It will slowly warm into the 30s later in the week, and by early next week, forecasters say temperatures should hit the low 40s.