7:00 AM | *Record lows this morning throughout the eastern and southern US; continued very cold this afternoon, but not nearly as windy as yesterday; much milder on Sunday and Monday, but also rainy at times*
Mostly sunny today, but there will be an increase in clouds later this afternoon, continued very cold for this time of year, but not nearly as windy as yesterday, highs in the low-to-mid 30’s
Becoming mostly cloudy, cold, but not nearly as extreme as last night, lows in the mid-to-upper 20’s
Mostly sunny, not as harsh, becoming breezy, low-to-mid 40’s
Mostly clear, breezy, quite cold, low 20’s
Mostly sunny, breezy, colder, mid-to-upper 30’s
Mostly sunny, cold, low 40’s
Mostly cloudy, noticeably milder, PM rain likely, low-to-mid 50’s
Mostly cloudy, quite mild, occasional showers, low-to-mid 60’s
More than 170 records were broken this morning across the eastern and southern part of the country including many in the I-95 corridor region from DC-to-Philly-to-NYC. For example, low temperature records were broken today at the following airports: BWI (19°F), IAD (13°F), JFK (23°F), LGA (23°F) and PHL (20°F-tie). The map above shows the widespread extent of this record-breaking cold in the eastern and southern US with numerous record lows (blue/white circles) and even a few monthly low temperature records (black circles) [map courtesy coolwx.com].
Temperatures today will struggle to pass the freezing mark – way below normal for this time of year - but the wind will be noticeably less intense than yesterday. Temperatures should climb into the 40's on Thursday ahead of a reinforcing shot of Arctic air that will arrive tomorrow night and keep highs confined to the 30's once again on Friday as we close out the work week. Looking ahead, after a cold day to start the weekend, noticeably milder weather is in store in the region on Sunday and Monday, but this warm up will be accompanied by some rainfall.