Arctic blast a record low for the Big Apple


Boston broke a 116-year-old record Saturday morning when the temperature dropped to 23 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

That's today's expected high temperature.

The early wintry blast is the result of a deep pool of frigid polar air being the Arctic front that crossed through the region late Thursday.

"It's a cold snap, but it gets more seasonal past Saturday night, and next week should be closer to normal", said Brian Lasorsa, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. There also is a chance of showers after 11 a.m., but forecasters believe not more than one-tenth of an inch is expected to fall.

The average temperature for the day also dethroned the previous record, measuring at 11 degrees.

It brought cold rain, some snowflakes and warnings for this morning's commuters to keep an eye out for black ice on bridges and overpasses.

Temperatures continue to climb Sunday, with a high of 50 degrees in the city.

Temperatures will remain consistent through Tuesday and Wednesday as both have a high of 46 degrees with a high of 46 degrees.

Temperatures will remain well below average throughout the weekend, Root said, only reaching the mid-40s on Saturday and Sunday.

The previous all-time low for November 10 in the city was 27 degrees, set in 1914, according to AccuWeather.