Some modified arctic air has poured southward into the Northeast and will remain firmly in place through the weekend and into early next week.
Temperatures held in the lower and middle 30s on Thursday (and the chilly temperatures were accompanied by some gusty winds and some flurries and snow showers) and dropped back to the middle 20s overnight, with wind chill values dropping to the 10s.
With cold air deepening over the area today and tonight, temperatures will go nowhere fast today, despite plenty of sunshine around the region. Expect highs to top out in the upper 20s to around 30F and for wind chill values to remain quite chilly as active northwest winds continue through the day.
Temperatures will fall back into the 10s across the area tonight (maybe some lower 20s on parts of the Outer Cape where the wind off the Bay will stay busier through the night) and will most likely fall short of 30F on Saturday.
A storm system sliding south of the area on Sunday will help turn winds to a more north and northeasterly direction which could initiate some ocean effect clouds and flurries/snow showers over the course of the day.