Arctic blast chills New York area

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After a relatively mild fall so far, the New York area is enduring bone-chilling winter-like weather for a couple of days.

The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect through 8 a.m. Saturday for New York City, most of Long Island, part of Westchester, and northeastern New Jersey.

You should expect blustery and cold conditions through Friday night before gradually diminishing overnight, according to the National Weather Service. Cold air will move in and drop temperatures into the teens and lower 20s.

"These temperatures will combine with the wind to make it feel like the single digits across the interior and the lower to middle teens across coastal Connecticut, New York City Metro, and Long Island,"
 the NWS said. "If you plan on being outdoors tonight, be prepared for cold wind chills and dress accordingly for conditions more typical of the middle of winter."

Record low temperature is likely for Saturday morning, according to Fox 5 meteorologist Nick Gregory. That cold will kill crops and other vegetation.