Frigid weather is forecast for New York City this week, with wind chills making temperatures feel like zero degrees on Thursday and Friday.
Joseph Esposito, the city’s emergency management commissioner, warned that the arctic blast “will be dangerous for New Yorkers.” He is urging whoever can to remain indoors and to check in on family and neighbors.
Thursday and Friday’s highs will be in the twenties, but it will drop precipitously at night into the teens, with a snappy wind chill making it feel as low as zero degrees. Temperatures will warm up Saturday, with highs expected to be in the mid-forties.
In New Jersey, the deep freeze will plunge temperatures on Thursday to near zero for most of the state and approach minus 15 degrees in the higher elevations of Sussex County. Snow is possible over northwest New Jersey on Friday night, while other parts could receive a wintry mix.