With temperatures plunging into the teens and possibly single digits, Town of Oyster Bay officials set up warming stations so residents can come in from the cold on Wednesday.
The Town opened up stations at the Hicksville Community Center at 28 West Carl Street i, The Oyster Bay Community Center on Church Street in Oyster Bay and the Marjorie Post Park Community Center at 451 Unqua Road in Massapequa.
Town of Oyster Bay spokeswoman Marta Kane said that the centers were opened at the request of Nassau County officials who asked if the Town could make some space available.
They are open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Kane said Town officials expect to hav the warming stations open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Residents are asked to check the Town's website for any updates.
The National Weather Service is forecasting the mercury to drop to 7 degrees on the north shore to 10 degrees on the south shore. Wind chills will make it feel like it's below zero.
THere's also a forecast for possible snow Friday into Friday night.