NYC to Endure Polar Plunge After Extended Weekend

By , Senior Meteorologist
January 18, 2014; 5:17 AM ET
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After a few flurries fly and chilly winds blow during the extended holiday weekend, frigid air will once again grip the New York City area.

The parade of Alberta Clippers streaming from western Canada to the East Coast will continue through the upcoming week.

Each clipper will be monitored for possible strengthening and the development of steadier snow along the East Coast, which happened across New England on Saturday.

However, the majority of the clippers will race offshore and struggle to bring a flurry to New York City and the other I-95 cities.

That will be the case with the clipper that delivered disruptive snow to Minneapolis, Chicagoland and Indianapolis on Saturday. Only a flurry or two will fly over New York City on Sunday.

A cool and gusty breeze will blow otherwise on Sunday and Monday as temperatures return to the lower 40s.

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Highs in the lower 40s are not a sign of things to come. Instead, the polar vortex will sink southward and usher in noticeably cold air by Tuesday.

As the arctic air arrives, temperatures on Tuesday will be held to the lower 20s and a bit of snow is possible.

Temperatures will then plummet into the teens Tuesday night and then remain there through Wednesday and Wednesday night. Some suburbs will dip into the single digits Tuesday night.

More waves of frigid air should follow for the remainder of the month.


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