Peekskill Will Stay In Deep Freeze Through Wednesday

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A look at the icy Hudson River during the afternoon on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills will continue through Wednesday morning in Westchester County, the National Weather Service warns.

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How do you feel about the frigid cold in Westchester County?

  • I can deal with it by staying inside

    30%
  • I'm ready to move to a warmer climate

    19%
  • I'm worried about the people who have to work or be outdoors

    33%
  • I'm going stir crazy after being inside for so many days

    4%
  • I work outside and it's bad

    1%
  • love the winter - bring it on

    13%
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The Wind Chill Advisory for the entire metro region has been extended until 8 a.m. Wednesday, the weather service said.

Single-digit temperatures as low as 1 degree combined with 10 to 20 mph winds gusting to 30 mph will result in wind chills as low as 20 below zero Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

The window-rattling winds should begin to diminish overnight, the weather service said. 

Prolonged exposure to wind and cold could lead to frostbite or hypothermia.

Residents are reminded to:

* Check the antifreeze in cars

* Use space heaters safely

* If using emergency generators, be sure they are well ventilated

* Wear hats, gloves and scarves when outside and cover all exposed skin. 

The cold continues on Wednesday with a high in the teens under sunny skies. It will warm up a bit on Thursday with a high in the 20s under partly sunny skies.

The outlook for Friday is mostly cloudy with a high temperature of about 40 degrees.

The next chance for precipitation is Friday night, with a chance of rain, possibly turning to snow overnight. Any snow will turn to rain Saturday as the high temperature is expected to be near 50.

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