[Record or near record lows this morning in a widespread area; map courtesy "coolwx.com"]
6-Day NYC Forecast
Brutally cold today with mostly cloudy skies and a few more snow showers are possible, temperatures will struggle to reach the upper teens and strong winds will generate sub-zero wind chills
Incredible cold with partly cloudy skies, still windy with painfully cold sub-zero wind chills, lows by morning near 0 degrees or even slightly below
Fierce cold with partial sunshine, windy early, but diminishing winds during the afternoon hours, highs may not surpass the 15 degree mark
Another incredibly cold night with partly cloudy skies, calm conditions, lows by morning in the low-to-mid (positive) single digits
After a bitter cold start, skies will become cloudy and snow is possible late in the day, temperatures will moderate during the afternoon with highs late in the day near 30 degrees; snow may mix with sleet or freezing rain overnight, but accumulations of snow are likely before the mixing
Any mixed precipitation early in the day is likely to change to plain rain, milder, low-to-mid 40’s
Partly sunny, colder again, windy, upper 20’s
Partly sunny, very cold, mid 20’s
Another blast of Arctic air is flooding into the Mid-Atlantic region and this could turn out to be the most extreme of all this winter. There are widespread record or near record lows this morning in the eastern half of the nation and records are likely in many locations during the next couple of mornings. A few examples from this morning across the Midwest include Chicago, IL at -8 degrees which is a record for the date, -11 degrees at Mount Vernon, IL which is a record for the month, and Cape Girardeau, MO at -18 degrees which has tied their all-time record low.
Temperatures around here today will be confined to the upper teens for highs and strong winds will generate sub-zero wind chill values. There can still be some snow shower activity today as the Arctic air continues to pour into the region. Temperatures in the overnight hours will likely drop to zero degrees or slightly below in many parts of the I-95 corridor which would be record-breaking territory. After a bitter cold day on Friday, temperatures should drop to single digits by early Saturday morning, but then the trend will be up for temperatures - at least temporarily. In fact, by Sunday afternoon high temperatures should get back to rather seasonal levels with highs in the 40’s ahead of yet another Arctic blast which will arrive early next week. There can be some snow late Saturday as the milder air advances into the region and then the snow is likely to mix with sleet and freezing rain in the overnight hours, but not before some snow accumulations take place. Any mixed precipitation early Sunday is likely to change to plain rain as temperatures climb on Sunday afternoon towards the 40's.