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Bitter cold expected; snow possible for New Year's Eve

Buddy, an Old English sheepdog, prances through the

Buddy, an Old English sheepdog, prances through the snow in his backyard in East Farmingdale. (Dec. 20, 2009) Photo Credit: David Pokress

You may be done digging out  from last week's record snowfall, but that doesn't mean you're finished with winter: A significant new snowstorm may be brewing that could spoil your New Year's Eve plans. And in case you haven't noticed, it's cold out there and will only get colder Monday night.

The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook Monday evening, warning of very low wind chill figures in Nassau, Suffolk and the rest of the region for the next 12 hours.

>> PHOTOS: Record-breaking snow pounds LI | Check out the latest forecast.

On Tuesday morning, forecasters said, wind chill temperatures could dip into single digits on Long Island.

After that, the weather service warns that "significant snow" could start blanketing the region starting on New Year's Eve through Saturday.

Since the possible storm is still four days out, the weather service added that its "track and the intensity are uncertain at this time."

As of Monday evening, the precipitation forecast for Thursday night was 60 percent, with predictions of 70 percent for New Year's Day.

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