(WNBC-TV) Power was restored to lower Manhattan and some other areas overnight and Saturday, but it was still lights out for 2.5 million homes and businesses as temperatures were dipping into the 20s in communities like hard-hit Rockaway and the entire region braced itself for a potential nor’easter on Wednesday and Thursday, NBC News reported. “If the storm tracks close enough to the coast,” it added,” it appears the airmass may be sufficiently cold for snow to fall, even in the lower elevations,” the National Weather Service’s prediction center said in a Saturday morning update.

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