Frozen City! Temperature Falls to Dangerous Low

Arctic blast freezing city, suburbs

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    A cold blast is moving down from Canada and will freeze much of the Northeast and Midwest.

    It will feel like 15 degrees in the city today and even colder in the northern suburbs as an Arctic blast hits the tri-state area.

    New Yorkers will have to bundle up as the high temperature is expected to reach only 26 degrees in Manhattan. Gusts of up to 30 mph are expected, making the air feel closer to 10 to 15 degrees.

    Some snow is expected to fall overnight and into Thursday. Most of the tri-state area could get from 1 to 3 inches of light, fluffy snow starting at midnight on Wednesday, which could cause traffic problems on Thursday morning.

    This shot of frigid air will keep temperatures very low the next several days.

    The dangerously cold air mass came south from central Canada – with our area getting the brunt of the cold weather Wednesday into Thursday as temperatures struggle to reach double digits.

    Thursday's high will reach only 23 degrees, followed by 16 on Friday and 22 on Saturday.

    The overnight low is expected to drop to 9 degrees on Wednesday night, but the wind chill will make it feel more like 0.

    Of course, everyone should stay warm and keep an eye on the elderly or those who need extra care during inclement weather.