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Brrr! Arctic Blast Brings Record Low Temps to New England

Tuesday’s rain and snow has moved well offshore and with the storm system intensifying over southeastern Canada, we have the backside wind coming in from the north pole.

Temperatures start off near 10 degrees north and 20 degrees south, close to record lows for the day.

Wind is gusting past 30 mph and creating a wind chill factor below zero for much of New England at the bus stop Wednesday morning. The wind will slowly diminish from the northwest at 20 to 25 mph in the morning, then closer to 15 mph later in the day.

Temperatures will slowly rise to near 20 degrees north and 32 degrees south. Also records, for low-high temperatures on this date.

We are not alone -- most of the nation east of the Rockies is sharing in this early winter blast.

The high-pressure system responsible for this cold moves right over New England Wednesday night with a mostly clear sky in a big bright moon. Low temperatures will again in the single number and teens.

A weak low-pressure system and warm front moves into Ontario Thursday, with our wind becoming more southerly. We will warm back up above freezing in the afternoon. High temperature near 32 degrees north, and 40 degrees south. Our sky will become mostly cloudy Thursday, but we should remain dry.

Friday looks like the warmest of the next few days, with breeze continuing from the southwest and afternoon temperatures near 50 degrees in southern New England. But there is a front in northern New England with a new batch of cold that may have a few snow squalls in our northern mountains and temperatures near 40 degrees before falling.

Saturday looks like a bright and cold day with a strong polar high-pressure system right over us. High temperature will be in the 20s north and 30s south.

A strong storm system will be developing off the southeastern coast of the United States and slowly move toward the north. Though it is a low confidence, we believe this storm should stay at sea, at least through Saturday night and much of Sunday.

But it will bear watching is it may evolve into a very large nor’easter that could clip New England before the beginning of next week. Stay tuned for further details here in our First Alert 10-Day Forecast.

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