Arctic blast a record low for the Big Apple

Sunday, 12 Nov, 2017

Arctic air is in place today and for most of Saturday.

Afternoons will be warming up too but still staying cool with highs climbing back into the 40s and 50s through the week ahead.

The deep freeze hit the Big Apple Friday night as the temperature bottomed out at a record-low 26 degrees.

Temperatures in Boston hit 23 degrees Saturday morning, making it the coldest November, 11 since 1901, according to the National Weather Service. It also dropped to 21 degrees at Atlantic City International Airport, breaking the daily record low for that climate site, said Sarah Johnson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly.

In JFK, temperatures dropped to 24, beating the 1973 record of 28 degrees. On Friday, the city broke its previous 2004 record low temperature of 25 degrees.

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The Friday night chill was expected to give way to warmer weather over the weekend and into next week, according to the National Weather Service.

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

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

Sunday is expected to be sunny and slightly warmer with a high of 43 degrees, according to forecasters. Showers are possible overnight as the temperatures hover in the mid-30s.