It’s going to be a chilly Valentine’s day, whether you’ve got someone to cuddle up to or not.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned New Yorkers to take ‘extreme precautions’ over the weekend, which could see the coldest temperatures in a decade for much of the Northeast.
The region will be hit by a ‘life-threatening’ icy blast that will send many cities’ temperatures below zero as the polar vortex returns.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned New Yorkers to take ‘extreme precautions’ over the weekend, which could see the coldest air mass of the winter
Jake Cote, a carrier with the United States Postal Service, delivers mail along in Utica, NY, on Thursday
Shar Horton, of Syracuse, scrapes ice from the windows of her car visiting a friend in Utica, NY, on Thursday
A wind chill advisory was in effect for NYC beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing to noon Sunday
A wind chill advisory was in effect for New York City beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing to noon Sunday, with the forecast predicting temperatures of 2 degrees.
Wind chills are expected to drop 18 to 24 degrees below across the region and wind gusts may reach 45 mph.
But the Big Apple will have it easy compared to the likes Boston, with a low at 2 degrees below, and temperatures in Worcester, Massachusetts to drop as low as 11 degrees below.
Weather Channel Forecaster Michael Palmer said anyone who dares step outside Sunday morning will feel like they’re ‘walking into a freezer’.
‘This will be the coldest air for more than a decade,’ he told NBC News.
The National Weather Service warned that residents take precautions to protect themselves from frostbite or hypothermia conditions.
De Blasio told New York residents to heed cold-weather warnings, adding that city workers would also bring people living on the street to shelters or hospitals.
New York won’t be the only state hit with a chilly Valentine’s Day. A cold blast is expected to hit much of the East Coast for a chilly Valentine’s Day weekend
Firefighters from the Erie, Pennsylvania, Bureau of Fire prepare to leave the scene after checking on the occupants of a sedan that spun out in snowy conditions on Wednesday on the Interstate 79 northbound
The anticipated temperatures were so cold the Central Park Conservancy decided to cancel the annual Central Park Ice Festival, meant to be held on Saturday.
It was the second time the weather dampened fun in Central Park.
Last month a free winter sports day called Winter Jam was canceled because of Storm Jonas.
Lighter winds and sunshine will greet the city on Sunday, but temperatures are still expected to be in the single digits, according to AccuWeather.
Meanwhile, a midwinter heat wave is smashing records in California.
Temperatures on the southern West Coast rocketed into the 90s for the second consecutive day on Tuesday even as the warming Santa Ana winds that came in on Saturday began to fade.
Forecasters said strong high pressure will continue through the week, keeping afternoon temperatures well above normal until at least Valentine’s Day on Sunday.
A snow storm in Philadelphia on Wednesday sent a utility pole crashing down on a highway