Temperatures plummet in New York City; tracking snow showers this week
News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Mike Rizzo says temperatures will only reach the high teens overnight and the high 20s on MLK Day.
Mike's Forecast: Nasty cold settles in overnight. Lows reach near 20 degrees with feel like temperatures of 10-15 degrees. Monday will start off briefly sunny, but clouds move through ahead of the next winter storm. Although the storm comes through, it's not a bad one by any means - "pretty snowfall" is how I describe it, with light to moderate snow showers moving through Tuesday. It may start very early - near 1am on Tuesday, and carry into the morning and early afternoon. All snow shower activity should cease just before 4pm in NYC with lingering clouds through Tuesday night.
MONDAY - MLK DAY: Mostly sunny and less windy, but very chilly. Highs in the low 30s.
TUESDAY - Stray snow showers early followed by breaks in the afternoon maximum accumulations of 1 to 2" possible. Highs in the mid-30s.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny and very cold. Highs in the 20s, lows near 20.
THURSDAY: Mix of clouds and sun. Highs in the mid-30s. Overnight lows in the mid-20s.
FRIDAY: Watching a possible winter storm. Expect scattered snow showers with highs in the mid-30s.
NEXT WEEKEND: Very cold with highs in the 20s and lows in the teens or near 20.