Much Colder Air Settles Across the East
Much colder temperatures have settled across the Eastern U.S. and will continue into the weekend. The record high temperatures from a few days ago are long gone and have been replaced with below average readings. In the Northeast, highs will struggle to climb above freezing in most areas. Temperatures are running 10 to 25 degrees colder than 24 hour ago in New England.
Lows tonight will fall into the single digits and teens in New England, with some areas dropping below zero. The wind will decrease, but wind chills will stay below zero in many areas. Wind Chill Advisories have been extended throughout the region.
Cold air from Canada will continue to spill down into the Northeast from northerly winds ahead of a strong area of high pressure. Temperatures will be even colder Saturday and slow to recover on Sunday.
In the Southeast, the thermometer will be around 20 degrees colder in some areas compared to earlier this week. An area of high pressure is pushing into the region behind the cold front, keeping temperatures below average.
A Freeze Warning has been issued tonight from Southern North Carolina through much of South Carolina into Georgia. A Freeze Watch is in effect closer to the coast. Lows will tumble into the 30s by Saturday morning. High temperatures for Saturday will be similar to today, staying below normal in most of the region.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels