It Was 30 Degrees in Poughkeepsie This AM. Here's When We Warm Up

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Wasn't it really warm like five minutes ago? Weren't records being set? Well, hope those memories kept you warm overnight.

A freeze warning is in effect overnight into Thursday morning for areas north and west of New York City, as well as coastal Connecticut and eastern Long Island. Light north winds and clear skies will allow many to see near or sub-freezing temperatures.

A few record lows were set Thursday, some tying or breaking records that went back about 40 years. Poughkeepsie saw temps below freezing. The 30-degree overnight low tied a record set in 1983.

Around NYC, temps were expected to drop to around 44 degrees, just a few ticks above records (it would match the record low for LaGuardia Airport, set in 2002). Central Park hasn't seen weather that cold for May 18 in 50 years!

So when will it warm back up? Thankfully, it won't take too long. Temps have bottomed out for the foreseeable future. Thursday highs approach the mid-60s — not quite pleasant, but at least closer to normal for this time of the year.

It will again be sunny and cool Friday, then rain arrives on Saturday. It looks like eastern Long Island could be the wet-weather-winner with 1 to 2 inches of rain possible by early Sunday. We clear out and warm up nicely later in the day, when temperatures rebound to more normal levels in the mid-70s — and stay in the 70s through all of next week.

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