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They’re baaack! Frigid temperatures, chance of snow for Long Island

After days of highs in the 50s, a blast of cold air moves in with flurries and more possible by the middle of the week, forecasters say

Frigid temps return to Long Island for Sunday,

Frigid temps return to Long Island for Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 with high temps in the mid-20s, forecasters said. Photo Credit: News 12 Long Island

Long Islanders are in for another week of below-freezing temperatures, meteorologists said.

While temperatures on Martin Luther King Jr. Day will range from the teens to about 30 degrees, “it will feel much colder than it really is,” said Joe Pollina, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton.

Wind chills will feel just above zero for most of Long Island and between 0 and minus 10 in the pine barrens region in the morning. The warmest part of the day will feel like temperatures in the teens, Pollina said.

“We’ve gotten another blast from the past,” said Jay Engle, another weather service meteorologist. “The barbarians have returned from the north.”

Pollina cautioned that “it won’t be as cold” as the 13-day streak of below-freezing temperatures earlier this month.

For Long Islanders observing the holiday, indoor services and film screenings will also provide an opportunity to stay warm. Those venturing out, such as parade marchers in Long Beach, should dress in layers and make sure no skin is exposed, meteorologists said.

Temperatures will “warm up” Tuesday to highs in the middle to upper 30s, Pollina said. There will be a 60 percent chance of snow beginning at 6 p.m., with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible through Wednesday morning.

Wednesday will see highs near 32 and lows near 17.

Morning snow flurries Thursday are set to give way to sunshine and more cold temperatures, with highs in the upper 20s and lows in the low 20s overnight.

Friday will bring warmer weather and mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid-30s. Lows will be near 30.

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