AccuWeather Alert: Record Cold Late Tuesday Through Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- An Arctic front blew through today, bringing light rain first, then snow showers followed by gusty winds and rapidly falling temperatures. At 6am we were 56 in Philadelphia, but by 9am we were down to 45 and then by noon to the mid 30s.

TONIGHT: Clouds break up, a steady breeze from the northwest 12-25mph continues across the region and,as low temperatures approach record values, the wind chills will fall to the upper single digits to low teens across the region! Tonight's record lows:Philadelphia 24 back in 1986, our forecast is 23; Reading 21 in 1976, our forecast is 20;
Trenton 23 in 1920, our forecast is 21;A.C. Airport 22 in 2001, our forecast is 21.

WEDNESDAY: It's a taste of winter as we begin the day with a record low of 23. Despite abundant sunshine, the high only reaches 36. A brisk wind will make it feel like it's in the teens and 20's all day long.

THURSDAY: The cold air is still around at dawn with morning lows in the 20s, but it gets slightly more comfortable in the afternoon with a high of 47. Meanwhile, early sun gives way increasing clouds during the day.

FRIDAY: This is a mainly sunny end to the work week and not as cold with a high of 53.

SATURDAY: Look for mostly sunny skies with a brief return of chilly air. The high dips to 39.

SUNDAY: Clouds increase and so does our high temperature. We get to about 44. It's breezy with a storm just offshore.

MONDAY: We have mostly cloudy skies with rain possible. The high is a milder 50.

TUESDAY: Look for a mostly sunny, breezy day with the chance of more rain and a seasonable high of 54.

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