Brrrr! Arctic blast brings record-breaking temps to NJ


Brutally frigid weather Saturday morning will likely break a record low of 28 degrees set back in 1933, according to Storm Team 4.

Today: Windy, sun/clouds. High 32.

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. It also dropped to 21 degrees at Atlantic City International Airport, breaking the daily record low for that climate site, said Sarah Johnson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly.

Besides the coldest high temperature on record that's expected today, the mercury is also expected to plunge as low as 18 degrees before midnight tonight.

This morning's new record low was 3° colder than the previous record.

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Buffalo's average high temperature is 50 degrees on Saturday's date and 49 degrees on Sunday.

Highs are expected in the mid-30s. And those warmer temperatures are forecast to continue through the rest of the week.

At Sunday's 1 p.m. kickoff between the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints at New Era Field, forecasters call for mostly cloudy skies with a chance for showers and 42 degrees.

Thursday and Friday are expected to be sunny and somewhat warmer with a high of 50 degrees, although that still falls below the average temperature of 53 degrees for this time of year.