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Season's Coldest Air Rolls Into Tri-State for Halloween, Triggering Freeze Warnings

The coldest air thus far this season will usher in freeze watches for a large part of the tri-stat

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What to Know

  • The coldest air of the season moves in early Saturday, setting up the coldest night we've seen since the end of last winter
  • Much of the area will be near or below freezing outside of NYC, with patchy ice on roads and sidewalks expected
  • Temps bounce back to near 60 on Sunday, but they're set to fall again on Monday

This Halloween, ghosts in the tri-state are saying "brrrr" instead of "boo."

After a mostly wet week, the coldest air of the season moves in overnight into Saturday. Many woke up to near record low temperatures in the 20s to mid-30s. Outside of New York City, much of the area will likely be near or below freezing at least for the morning hours, with a hard freeze threatening the suburbs.

Despite the cold temperatures, there will be some snowmelt in areas that saw some accumulations, resulting in patches of ice on roads and sidewalks.

The mercury climbs slightly Saturday to 47 over the day then bumps up to near 60 on Sunday before falling back into the mid-40s on Monday to start the work week.

The freezing temperatures come a day after the first snowfall of the year came for some areas north and west of the city. Reports came in from Monticello to High Falls of snow sticking to grassy surfaces. Higher elevations saw 2 to 3 inches of snow, though no measurable accumulation was seen in the five boroughs.

The change of the seasons means another major transition is coming: The clocks will change for the end of daylight saving time at 2 a.m. on Nov. 1, giving us an extra hour in our day.

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