Published: Tue, November 12, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Record-setting cold air is coming our way this week

Record-setting cold air is coming our way this week

"The first winter storm of the season is coming soon, with snow potentially beginning to stick on area roadways as early as Monday morning", the NWS Buffalo said in a post on its official Twitter account. Most areas will see a dusting up to an inch of snow. Colder air rapidly moving in behind the front will change some of the rain to snow showers as the precipitation quickly departs.

Wind chill as low as -6 degrees is forecast for the Berkshires, -2 in parts of the Pioneer Valley and Worcester County.

Tuesday night's low will drop all the way down to -15 C. The air temperature at the surface has to get to freezing before the transition will happen.

After the snowfall, temperatures continue to crash and remain low.

A winter storm warning is in effect for parts of upstate NY, with up to 12 inches of snow expected in some areas followed by record cold temperatures. It then overtakes the whole eastern half of the nation as we head into Wednesday. "The highest totals have come in across southern areas as expected but even northern spots have picked up over 1".

That's according to data from the National Weather Service, which predicts more than 300 record cold temperatures could be tied or set from Monday to Wednesday. In Dallas, it feels like 32, but temperatures begin to surge down by Tuesday morning to a feels-like temperature of 14. Lows Tue night will be in the teens to lower 20s. It's safe to say this will be the coldest November 13 any of us have experienced. Temperatures will hover in the low to mid 30s for much of the day. Highs tomorrow only reach around 25°!

High pressure building in overnight will help to clear our skies. Look for moderation on Friday with readings getting back to the 40s, but it's a return to below-normal temperatures for Saturday.

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