NEW YORK CITY — A second arctic blast is about to plunge New York City into another deep freeze — and could dump as much as 10 inches of snow Tuesday.
Just as city residents recover from brutal weather caused by the polar vortex earlier this month, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Tuesday and a hazardous weather outlook for the rest of the week.
“An arctic air mass will gradually settle into the region for much of the upcoming week,” NWS meteorologists predict.
“This will be accentuated Tuesday through Wednesday night. Widespread below-zero wind chills are forecast.”
The snowfall, expected to be between 6 and 10 inches, should begin late Tuesday morning and continue into Tuesday night. Winds will blow at a steady 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 35 mph, meteorologists said.
Temperatures are forecasted to remain below freezing throughout the week, with a high of 23 on Tuesday and a high of 18 on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
“Extreme cold and low wind chills could cause frostbite,” warned the NWS.