Arctic blast sets record lows in NY area

Aaron Brown
November 13, 2017

The mercury dipped to 24 degrees before dawn, two degrees below the record set on November 11, 1914, according to the National Weather Service.

Boston isn't the only part of the country experiencing cold, according to the weather service.

"These systems are pretty rare, but when you've got a large air mass coming down directly from the North Pole, we end up with classic mid-January weather", Simpson said.

But the cold snap won't last too long for New Yorkers - with forecast highs of 38 degrees on Saturday afternoon and 48 degrees on Sunday.

"It's going to be cold again tomorrow".

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Things will warm up slightly for this weekend's sunny Sunday, with highs reaching into the mid- to upper-40s.

A freeze warning is in effect until 10 the northeast and southwest portions of the state as residents start their Saturday with temperatures slowly move out of the 20s.

Temperatures will remain consistent through Tuesday and Wednesday as both have a high of 46 degrees with a high of 46 degrees.

On Friday, the arctic blast brought freezing mark early Friday evening with temperatures dropping to 26 degrees in Central Park, shattering a 103-year-old record of 27 degrees.

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