New York City and Boston may see record-low temperatures with a winter weather pattern bringing a burden of cold air, gusting winds and snow lasting through Saturday.
Temperatures in the Big Apple could drop to 15 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday, which would tie its record, meteorologist Patrick Burke of the Weather Prediction Center said, according to Reuters.
Temperatures in Boston are expected to be even worse, dropping to just two degrees Fahrenheit, which is right above the 1883 record, when the state experienced one-degree weather.
“This is well below normal even for those areas of the country that are kind of used to cold weather,” Burke said.
“Friday morning will be bitterly cold and dangerous for kids waiting out at the bus stops,” Storm Team 5 chief meteorologist Harvey Leonard said, per WCVB-TV.
New York and Boston, along with the nation’s capital, could also be waking up Saturday to wind chills ranging from -10 to -35, according to CNN.
These record low temperatures come just a few days after Boston saw some snowfall, CBS Boston noted.
As for New York, a cold blue notice is issued when temperatures drop below 33 degrees, the New York Daily News noted.
This prompts outreach teams to surface through the city offering shelter to homeless people who are stuck outside in these threatening low temperatures throughout the winter months.
One homeless New Yorker said he and his girlfriend planned on staying inside the Port Authority until the early morning to avoid the frigid weather, the Daily News reported.
“Throughout the day, we’ll panhandle or go in any business and warm up for a while,” said the out-of-work auto mechanic from New Jersey.
“At night, we go inside Port Authority until about 7 a.m.,” he added. “As long as we don’t make a mess or bother anyone, they leave us alone. Thank God we have that option.”
While temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, they’ll drop once again early next week.
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