Two surges of polar air this week will bring temperatures back down below freezing for most of the week.
The high Thursday was expected to reach just 20 degrees, with even colder temperatures expected Friday.
New Yorkers may wake up to 4 inches of snow on the ground by Sunday morning, forecasters said.
Temperatures on early Monday could sink to 1 degree, matching the low recorded in 1888 for that day.
Temperatures are expected to plunge to just 5 degrees, forecasters said.
Eight apartments evacuated onto 38th Street, where temperatures felt below zero, officials said.
The city will get some rain, but the bulk of the storm will hit to the north, forecasters said.
The storm could dump up to 8 inches of snow on top of what remains from last Monday.
Schools set to open, but alternate-side parking is suspended as city could see 8 inches of snow and ice.
For Friday evening, meteorologists expect freezing cold winds to make temperatures feel like 10 below.
Light snow and wind will continue through sundown Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.
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The heaviest snow will start falling after 10 p.m. Monday.
Forecasters had feared up to 3 feet. Schools will be open Monday, but will likely be closed Tuesday.
Forecasters still don't know if Saturday's storm will bury the city with snow or soak it with rain.
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