Warmup expected after brutally cold start to week

January 22, 2019 - 6:28 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Dangerous cold has had its grip on the Tri-State since late Sunday, but that grip is beginning to loosen.

It was 14 degrees shortly before sunrise Tuesday, but 25 mph wind gusts made it feel more like 4 below, AccuWeather says.

That’s an improvement compared to Monday, when temperatures dropped to 4 degrees in New York City, with a RealFeel of 23 below. That's the coldest temperature recorded in four years. 

The wind dies down Tuesday and temperatures will warm to the upper 20s, according to AccuWeather.

It will be rainy and milder Wednesday and Thursday, when highs will reach the low 40s and low 50s, respectively.

AccuWeather says it returns to the 30s this weekend amid partly cloudy skies.