Arctic Blast to Bring Record-Setting Cold Starting Friday


So, bundle up New Jerseyans because the Arctic air bearing down Saturday morning is challenging decades-old record lows as chilly winds cut across the state.

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

The temps were expected to plunge to 22 degrees early Saturday morning, which would shatter the mark for the record-low for November 11 of 28 degrees set in 1933.

A freeze warning is in effect until 10 the northeast and southwest portions of the state as residents start their Saturday with temperatures slowly move out of the 20s.

It was a frigid start on Veterans Day in Pittsburgh and a new record low was set.

The average low temperature for the region at this time of year is 38 degrees.

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The cause of these record breaking temperatures is an arctic system that settled over much of New England early Saturday morning, said Simpson.

In JFK, temperatures dropped to 24, beating the 1973 record of 28 degrees.

Boston isn't the only part of the country experiencing cold, according to the weather service. It was 24 degrees in Central Park as of 7 a.m.

Sunday is expected to be sunny and slightly warmer with a high of 43 degrees, according to forecasters.

A third record could also fall after the calendar flips to Saturday with an overnight low of 16 degrees forecast.