County braces for possible snow, freezing rain

Jonathan Hernandez
January 7, 2018

Now comes the next phase of this brutal winter season: Another blast of bone-chilling Arctic air.

Monday is a good news and bad news situation.

Wind chill advisories haven't been posted yet for Thursday night or Friday and Friday night, but the Weather Service said wind chills are expected to fall to 20 below in all three time periods.

There may be patchy fog after 10 a.m., the weather service said.

Highs start climbing Monday, hitting the low 40s and 50s through Wednesday before peaking near 61 on Friday, the weather service said.

The advisory will be in effect from 1 a.m. Friday through noon on Saturday.

A mother pushes her stroller on the Frozen Reflecting Pool at the National Mall on Sunday January 7 in Washington DC
NWS: It may finally reach freezing mark on Long Island

The skies may be free of snow, but New Yorkers are facing wind chills that could drop as low as -15 degrees Saturday.

Temperatures are expected to rise a bit for the weekend, hovering in the low 30s. In a word: Brrrrr.

Hypothermia is also a serious risk; anyone outside is advised to dress as warmly as possible, says the Weather Service.

Although warmer days are soon headed for the mid-Hudson Valley, residents will first have to endure a frigid Saturday with possible wind chill values of up to 35 below zero, according to meteorologist John Quinlan of the National Weather Service in Albany.

So far, Brick and Bayville in Ocean County have reported the most snow - 18 inches on the ground as of Thursday evening.

Snowfall totals have been considerably lower in western sections of the Garden State.

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