Record-breaking chill brings a taste of mid-January

Posted November 12, 2017

Autumn may not be officially over, but it will sure feel like winter in the Garden State this weekend.

The Arctic front sweeps in Thursday night, bringing with it the coldest air the tri-state has seen since March.

"It's a cold snap, but it gets more seasonal past Saturday night, and next week should be closer to normal", said Brian Lasorsa, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

Highs will climb into the mid-40s as the sun tries its best, but it will still feel in the teens with a 5 to 10 miles per hour wind.

A freeze warning will be in effect Friday evening until Saturday morning for all of New York City, Long Island, and most surrounding suburbs.

The November record low was hit in 1929 when the temperature dropped to 12 degrees.

The record low temperature for Saturday is 21 degrees (set in 1973), but we are forecasting 15 degrees.

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

Temperatures in Central Park dropped to 24 degrees, beating the record of 28 degrees in 1933. The glacial temperatures Saturday morning are set to shatter a Central Park record set 84 years ago.

Tonight, temperatures will return to the mid-20s, but the wind will calm down.

Temperatures are expected to warm back up over the next several days with mornings warming into the 20s Sunday and 30s Monday through the week onward according to Jon Burnett's 7-day forecast. Showers are possible overnight as the temperatures hover in the mid-30s.