Cold is still gripping the Northeast today. With more sunshine and slackening winds, however, it will not feel as harsh along the Eastern Seaboard.

High temperatures will be near freezing from New York to Boston with mid-30s from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. Enough of a westerly breeze will blow to make it feel another 5-10 degrees colder at times, but today will still feel less harsh than recent days. Across the interior Northeast, highs will only be in the 20s.

Later in the week, a lessening of the chill will unfold with East Coast temperatures topping out at 40 degrees to at least southern New England by Thursday afternoon.

Story by Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews.