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Cold Snap Continues, With Temperatures Not Expected To Scrape Past Freezing

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Yep, it's winter.

Recollections of the balmy weekend that saw temperatures in the 50s may seem like long-forgotten vacation memories.

Today's high is expected to be just 27 degrees - and that doesn't count the "real feel," which takes into account the wind chill.That's certain to drive the temperature lower.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs On The LIRR Platform In Hicksville


"It will be colder today, but you will not have the winds blowing in your face like yesterday," said Justin Lewis, CBS 2's weather producer. "Yesterday - you probably remember when you went outside - it was a little gusty."

The good news, though, is that the worst is over.

"Temperatures on a typical night dip after sunset by at least several degrees. Tonight, temperatures will level off if not climb slightly through the sunset hour," Lewis said.

Click here to check the current weather conditions.

If you're stepping out, grab your hat, scarf, gloves - and anything else you have to keep warm. Remember to wear layers. Click here for more cold weather safety tips.

1010 WINS' John Montone out in the cold in Midtown


Broken rails were reported in Huntington and between Queens Village and Jamaica. The broken rails were blamed on the cold weather.

The intense cold also made the effort to battle a massive blaze in Inwood this morning more challenging. Firefighters had to contend with icing brought on by spray from their hoses. They spread salt to help keep their grip while fighting the fire.

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