Winter Weather Roller Coaster: 40-Degree Temp Drop, Snow Likely This Week

What to Know

  • Temperatures on Sunday morning were around 40 degrees colder than on Saturday morning
  • Snow is likely on Tuesday, with an inch or two of accumulation possible
  • The MLK Jr. holiday promises to be cold with highs in the low to mid-20s

People across the tri-state woke up Sunday to temperatures about 40 degrees lower than Saturday morning and the chill is going to stick around. 

Also possible this week -- snow on Tuesday with an inch or two of powdery accumulation, Storm Team 4 says. Light flurries are a possibility Wednesday. Long Island and the Hudson Valley will likely see the most snow; up to 3 inches are possible there. 

The temperatures on Sunday only reached the low to mid-20s. The wind made it feel more like the single digits to the teens. 

Compare that to Saturday morning, when it was more than 40 degrees warmer in many places across the tri-state. The temp drop in New York City was 42 degrees. 

Sunday night will remain bitterly cold, dropping below zero across the lower Hudson Valley. Southern Connecticut and northeastern New Jersey will dip to the single digits. Long Island and New York City will be the warmest, with lows between 10 to 15 degrees. 

It will stay cold for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, with highs in the upper 20s. 

Residents will have to wait until Friday and Saturday to get significantly above freezing. Early next week should feel like spring, with highs approaching the upper 50s on Monday, Storm Team 4 says.

Contact Us