As if the winter forecast of a “warmer-than-normal” season wasn’t strange enough, we just heard the cold is ready to visit some states — but only briefly. According to The Weather Channel, an arctic blast will slide across parts of the Midwest and Northeast, leading into this weekend.
Considering this autumn has been a relatively balmy one, many cities in the Midwest and Northeast can expect to see the coldest temperatures so far this weekend. But this isn’t just any old “cold” we’re talking about; some cities might even hit new daily record low temperatures. The cold front will drive through the Midwest and Northeast from Thursday into Friday, bringing a blast of arctic air (yes, arctic) to some of the northern regions, which could last into the whole weekend.
As early as Thursday, you can expect to see highs of temperatures in the teens, 20s and 30s in sections of the Midwest and Northern Plains. The cold is expected to move into the Great Lakes and into the Northeast regions, reaching highs of 20s and 30s, on Friday. On top of bringing the possibilities of record lows, this weekend may also bring the coldest air so far this season to many regions.
Check out the highlights of the forecast for yourself below:
Saturday has a particularly big chance of breaking daily record lows in the Northeast. If you’re near any of these regions, you might want to bundle up!
Record Lows That Could Be Threatened on Saturday
Allentown, Pennsylvania (19 degrees in 1956)
Baltimore (21 degrees in 1973)
Binghamton, New York (16 degrees in 1956)
Boston (24 degrees in 1911)
Buffalo, New York (19 degrees in 1957)
Erie, Pennsylvania (24 degrees in 1933)
New York City – Central Park (28 degrees in 1933)
Pittsburgh (21 degrees in 1973)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (18 degrees in 1956)
Syracuse, New York (19 degrees in 1957)
Washington D.C. (26 degrees in 1973)
Is it just us, or is it time to bundle up?
If you live in one of the regions that’s about to get very cold, here’s some simple ways to keep your home nice and toasty warm: