Brrrr! It’s the coldest morning since mid-January 2012. Here’s a look at this morning’s low temperatures:
And the winds, while light, were creating a “feel like” temperature–wind chill–below zero for most of the morning! The good news is that after today, the temperatures will start to moderate. Tonight’s lows will stay around 20F and high temperatures for Friday and the weekend will climb back to more average highs for early January, in the mid to upper 30s.
There are signs of a January thaw for next week… the “January Thaw” is a perceived, occasional warming of temperatures (well above average) that can happen in the northeast in mid-January. It does look to be in the cards by the middle of next week and perhaps beyond. Here’s the outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for January 8-12