Frigid Temps and More Snow Expected, but Thaw to Come For Super Bowl

By Aidan Gardiner and Gustavo Solis  on January 28, 2014 9:46am

MANHATTAN — Keep those gloves close at hand.

The city shivered in 13-degree temperatures Tuesday morning but was expected to see slightly warmer temperatures in time for Super Bowl Sunday, meteorologists said. The arctic air is forecast to linger only through Wednesday.

A cold front moved into the area about 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, bringing with it a freeze that's expected to keep temperatures below 25 degrees through Wednesday night, said National Weather Service spokesman Tim Morrin. 

With a 50-percent chance of snow, the Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert for Tuesday evening into Wednesday. Even though forecasters expect less than an inch of accumulation, the city isn't taking any chances.

"Personnel begin initial equipment readiness, including loading its salt spreaders, attaching plows when necessary, preparing tire chains and notifying supplementary personnel as needed," said a statement on the department's website.

New Yorkers had different techniques for keeping warm Tuesday morning. Many were bundled up with heavy jackets, thick scarves and warm gloves. Others just kept moving in order to keep warm.

"You gotta keep working, that's the trick," said Arsenio Felix, who spent more than five hours Tuesday morning picking up trash for the Time Square Alliance starting at 5 a.m. "If you stop moving then you're in trouble."

Meteorologists are anticipating some precipitation Saturday that could drop snow or rain on New York, but that is expected to clear by Super Bowl Sunday, the NWS said.

Temperatures could rise to the upper 30s during the day Sunday — good news for those planning to see the game in the open-air Met Life stadium, officials said.

"Sunday during the day will be a dry day, seasonably chilly with temperatures in the upper 30s and then dropping to the upper 20s by night," Morrin said.

For information about weather in your neighborhood, check DNAinfo's weather page.

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