Report by Paula Antolini, February 3, 2023, 1:06PM EDT
The National Weather Service warns of dangerously cold wind chills late today into Saturday.
An arctic front tracking through the region early this morning ushers in a brief shot of frigid air today into Saturday. Wind gusts up to 45 mph behind the frontal passage will lead to wind chill values well below zero late today into Saturday.
Hazardous Weather Outlook / National Weather Service New York NY
WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 AM
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York. Wind Chill Advisory.
Wind Chill Advisory / URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE / National Weather Service New York NY
WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 9 AM EST SATURDAY…
* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 20 below zero.
* WHERE…Portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.
* WHEN…From 5 PM this afternoon to 9 AM EST Saturday.
* IMPACTS…The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.
HAZARDS & IMPACTS
Today– Temps dropping into the teens during the day
Tonight into Saturday Morning – Low temps 0 to -5 F for S. Connecticut and Interior Lower Hudson Valley. 0 to 10 F for NE NJ, NYC metro and Long Island.
Minimum Wind Chills this evening into Saturday morning:
Interior SE CT: -25 to -30 F
Rest of CT, E. LI, LoHud Valley, W. Passaic: -15 to -25F
NYC/NJ metro and W. LI: -5 to -15F
Impacts: After an unseasonably mild January, hypothermia is possible if proper precautions are not taken. Frostbite may occur in as little as 15 to 30 minutes on exposed skin. Poorly insulated water lines along exterior walls could freeze and burst.
Wind Chill Warning: Interior SE CT from 5 PM today to 9 AM Saturday.
Wind Chill Advisory: S. Connecticut, E. LI, Lower Hudson Valley, and W. Passaic County from 5 PM today to 9 AM Saturday.
Gale Warning: NW gusts 35 to 45KT on all waters today into early Saturday morning.
Freezing Spray Advisory for all nearshore waters: Moderate vessel ice accretion (0.3 in/hr to less than 0.8 in/hr) this afternoon into Saturday afternoon.
A reasonable worst case wind chill scenario could lead to wind chills about 5
degrees colder than forecast.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 24 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values between -10 and -20. Windy, with a northwest wind 18 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values between -10 and -20. Northwest wind 9 to 16 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 23 by 5am. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. South wind 8 to 11 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Southwest wind 13 to 15 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
Mostly clear, with a low around 26.
Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Mostly clear, with a low around 31.
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.