Storm Team 4 NY just shared the crazy news that this January will officially go down as the warmest January in NYC to date–but don’t get too used to this warm weather!
As we soak in these warmer days, a “quick but intense” freezing polar vortex is reportedly heading our way.
According to the National Weather Service, a “dangerously cold air mass is expected to settle over the region Friday and Saturday,” and it will bring with it wind chills falling as low as 10 to 20 below zero for coastal locations, and 25 below in the interior.
The polar vortex is expected to effect southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York.
As the week goes on, temperatures will progressively drop lower and lower, going from the mid-40s today to the mid-30s on Wednesday and Thursday.
Blustery winds and lows of around 6 degrees will hit us Friday night, while temperatures can potentially fall as low as 0°F in parts of NYC on Saturday morning and only reach the upper teens by the afternoon.
“There will be places that will be 30-50 degrees colder Saturday morning than they were Thursday afternoon,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines.
However, the weather will seemingly do a 360 pretty quickly–something we’ve grown pretty accustomed to–heading right back up to warmer temps and hitting the low 40s by Sunday afternoon.
And, while low temperatures can often mean snow, this forecast is expected to stay pretty dry and no snow announcements have been made.
We guess not enough people have been sleeping with spoons under their pillows!