A surge of extraordinarily cold air by early to mid-November standards will plow into the area on Tuesday and yield a near-record cold day on Wednesday – when temperatures will struggle to get out of the lower 30s. These readings will be a solid 20F below the average for the date (54F at Hyannis). Many locations throughout the eastern half of the country will set record low temperatures.
If that weren’t enough for you, a period of snow may very well usher in the chill.
Tuesday will be a backwards temperature day. Mild southerly winds that developed on Monday will persist into the first half of Tuesday…sending temperatures well into the 50s. These mild readings will hang on into midday before crashing during the early afternoon hours as the arctic front passes through the region. By late afternoon readings will be in the 30s and rain showers along and behind the front are expected to transition to some flurries and snow showers.
In fact, it’s possible that we see an hour or two of “steady” snow around the area which may very well coat the ground in spots. Behind the snow, temperatures will crash into the 20s and winds will howl from the northwest…creating a very mid-winter-like night across the area and leading to that near-record cold day on Wednesday.