Frigid Air Moving In, But Is It Record Breaking?

Frigid weather continues it’s march toward southern New England.  Wednesday will certainly be cold with high temperatures in the 20s and wind chills in the single digits and teens, but Thursday will be even colder.  Late Wednesday night into Thursday, wind chills will dip below zero at times; some spots might even sink into the negative teens!

It’s much trickier to track down wind chill records, so we can just tell you that Thursday will bring in some potentially dangerously cold weather.  It’s the type of day when you want to cover almost every square inch of skin.

Record Breaking Cold

Because there are so many cold temperatures showing up in our 7 Day Futurecast, there will be several opportunities to break cold temperature records.  The next best chance to make a run at some records will be on Thursday.

At this point, it looks like we would have a slightly better chance of breaking the “cold high” temperature record. (My current high temperature forecast is in the teens, and the record low high temperature is 21°).  My current low temperature forecast is 7°, so that could be a close call as well.

We are still on the lookout for some potential snow this weekend; it could be anything from a big storm, to a few flurries, to a complete miss.  We should get a better handle on this potential over the next couple of days.  Snow or no snow, the cold is a sure bet so you will likely need all of your layers for the Pats Jets game on Sunday!

We will keep you updated! -Pete Mangione

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