Get ready to double up on your long johns, folks. It looks like a major blast of frigid weather is about to bear down on the tri-state area. According to NBC New York, the most recent forecast is calling for “dangerously cold air” that could make for some hazardous conditions in and around New York state.



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To welcome in the year’s first major cold snap, New York is already seeing single digit temps as well as snow flurries and icy winds that make outdoor temperatures seem 10 degrees colder. The high for Wednesday will reach up to 25 degrees, but the recent winds will continue throught the day, perhaps even bringing in some light snowfall.

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However, Wednesday evening looks like it will see some of the coldest conditions in over a year, with temperatures dropping to the single digits. Again, that pesky old wind chill will further complicate matters, making it feel like 25 below zero. A wind chill advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service warning of “dangerously cold air” between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday.

Mayor de Blasio is encouraging all New York residents to prepare for extremely frigid temps and a “Code Blue” alert has been issued to help local elderly residents, those with disabilities and the homeless.

Via NBC New York