An arctic front will move through New York City on Wednesday, keeping temperatures around 20 degrees. A quickly moving snow shower is expected to pass through the area early in the day.
Joe Pollina, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said a wind chill advisory will be in effect Wednesday evening through Thursday morning for the Metro area, Long Island and southern Connecticut. Temperatures will only be in the single digits overnight, but wind chills will make it feel more like -10 to -15 degrees.
The National Weather Service said those who venture out should wear a hat and gloves to prevent hypothermia.
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Temperatures will stay in the lower 20s throughout the day on Thursday.
Garbage collection, alternate side parking and ferry service remained in effect as of Tuesday evening. Snow plows will operate when more than 2 inches of snow accumulate.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking New Yorkers to check on their neighbors, especially the elderly and vulnerable, and report any loss of heat and hot water to building managers and 311.
Anyone concerned with homeless on the street can call 311and ask for the Mobile Outreach Response Team.