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Freezing temperatures to wrap up coldest February in 80 years, more snow to start March

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A man who has been waiting over two hours for a city bus covers his face during heavy snow in the financial district of Manhattan on January 26, 2015. Photo Credit: Getty/Spencer Platt

With an average temperature of 24.1 degrees, February 2015 has been the coldest NYC February in 80 years, according to the National Weather Service. The record is held by February 1934, when the average temperature was just 19.9 degrees.

Fittingly, cold weather will finish out the month this weekend, with the possibility of up to a few inches of snow kicking off March.

Fridat afternoon should see clear skies and temperatures in the upper 20s, the NWS says, but bundle up if you go out Friday evening, because thermometers will drop to between 10 and 15 degrees.

Things will get a bit better on Saturday, which will be cold but sunny, with highs in the mid 20s. Saturday night will be mostly clear with lows around 20 degrees, but more snow could come Sunday afternoon and continue at night, accumulating up to a few inches while temperatures remain in the low 30s, the NWS says.
 

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