Colder Weather on the Way for Sandy-Ravaged States

November 6, 2012; 5:38 AM ET
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thanks first responders and FEMA workers as he addresses a gathering Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Brick, N.J., after he toured some of the region devastated by Monday's storm surge from superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A cold, arctic blast of air will move into the Northeast early this week, dropping the overnight temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

The colder temperatures could pose a bigger problem for people who are still without electricity. As of Sunday morning, more than 854,000 businesses or homes were still without electricity in the states of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Improvements have been made in all three states, as the total without power yesterday was in excess of 1 million customers.

Below is a breakdown of the number of electric customers in each state still waiting to have their power restored.

New Jersey

According to websites of Con Edison of New Jersey and PSE&G, as many as 555,000 of their customers are still without electric. This number has decreased by 133,000 since Saturday afternoon, when the total was 688,000 without electric.

Some of the most heavily impacted cities are: Trenton, Lakewood, Newark and New Brunswick. These cities have at least 4,000 power company customers that are still without electricity.

Many other cities have between 1 to 3,999 reported outages.

New York

As of Saturday night, as many as 246,000 of Con Edison's customers were still without electricity, according to their latest press release. Earlier in the day Saturday, there were 280,00 reported power outages. The crews have restored power to about 24,000 of their customers over a period of about 12 hours.

The cities of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx are all reported to have thousands of people without electricity.

Con Edison stated on their website that in addition to restoring power to homes and businesses, they have set a goal to have all the power going to schools restored by Monday and the power for all of the polling places restored by Tuesday.


The Connecticut Light and Power Company reported on its website Sunday morning that they were still working to restore power to 52,633 of their customers. The latest report shows that power has been restored to 50,980 homes and businesses since yesterday, when there was a total of 103,613 outages.

Greenwich, Stamford, Westport and Danbury are among the cities that still have the most power outages.

Arctic Air

As the utility companies and the volunteers from other companies work hard to restore the power to those still waiting, the colder weather on the way could become a major problem.

"Overnight on Sunday, the temperatures for the Northeast will be in the upper 20s to mid-30s," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller.

"Monday night the low temperatures will be in the mid-20s to mid-30s and there will be similar low temperatures overnight on Tuesday," Miller said.

The overnight lows in the Northeast have been in the 40s over the past week.

Be sure to follow all of the safety instructions if you plan on using a portable heater. Keep them away from things like curtains and other flammable materials.

Colder Weather on the Way for Sandy-Ravaged States

A cold, arctic blast of air will move into the Northeast early this week, dropping the overnight temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Storified by Accu Weather · Mon, Nov 05 2012 06:17:34

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America is turning into a third world country overnight. #nogas #nowater #nopower #122112todayDarryl Davis
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