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    Desperate Situation: Sandy Victims Suffer with More Cold

    By , Meteorologist
    November 5, 2012; 4:54 AM ET
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    Man and boy walking: Aftermath of the tropical super storm Hurricane Sandy, Queens, N.Y., United States - Oct. 30, 2012 (Kike Calvo via AP Images)

    Sandy victims are faced with a desperate situation as cold will persist through the weekend and another storm looms for next week.

    "The situation for victims is dire. The cold weather this weekend will only make things worse in the way it feels to those without power," AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity said.

    In New York City and New Jersey, highs will still be in the low 50s through Saturday. Winds gusting to 30 mph will add to the chill on Saturday with AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures in the low 40s for most of the day. Lows will drop into the upper 30s.

    Brisk winds will persist on Sunday as a reinforcing shot of chilly air arrives across the zone impacted by Sandy. The high will fail to climb out of the upper 40s in New York City and northern New Jersey. AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will be even lower in the upper 30s for a good part of the day.

    "We're recommending everybody that is cold that doesn't have power to come to an American Red Cross shelter. What you're going to find at a Red Cross shelter is going to be a safe environment; it's going to be warm. You're going to have blankets, and what we encourage people to also bring is additional blankets, clothing if you do come to a Red Cross shelter," said Anna Kate Twitty, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross.

    "So if you would like to find a local shelter, please visit redcross.org, call 1-800-redcross or you can even download the American Red Cross Hurricane App. There is an integrated feature, where you can click one button that will take you to all of our shelter locations," Twitty added.

    The chill will continue into early next week before a nor'easter looms. On Monday, the high will climb into the upper 40s and the low will plummet to the mid-30s.

    A more typical storm of November will approach Sandy-ravaged areas Tuesday night into Wednesday.

    "It's going to be a weaker storm by far, but one that can still produce coastal flooding and heavy rains with snows in the interior Northeast," Margusity said, comparing the upcoming storm to Superstorm Sandy.

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