Here’s what Boston meteorologists are saying about the forecasted record cold for Wednesday

“Here comes the COLD!"

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe, File

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Some places south of Boston saw the thermometer reach 60 degrees Tuesday morning, but that warmth is set to move out, and in its place comes what local meteorologists are saying could be record cold on Wednesday.

The forecasted high temperature for Boston on Wednesday is 33 degrees, and the record lowest high temperature is 36 degrees, a record that was set in 1874, according to Chris Lambert of 7News.

“Likely breaking the coldest high temps tomorrow for much of Southern New England,” he said.

And the Greater Boston region isn’t the only area that could experience record cold, according to Bill Karins, a meteorologist with NBC News’s Climate and Weather Unit.


“99 daily record lows are expected to be tied or broken tomorrow morning with this unusually cold mid-November arctic blast,” he said.

After a mild morning Tuesday comes a “strong cold front,” according to the National Weather Service. The day also brings “a very brief period of snow,” with potential accumulations from a coating to up to 1 inch in higher elevations. The service predicts it could snow in eastern Massachusetts between 1 and 4 p.m.

Temperatures, meanwhile, will continue their steady decline throughout the day. Boston was predicted to be at 41 degrees at 10 a.m., but is forecast to drop to 35 degrees by 2 p.m. and then 31 by 6 p.m.


“A cold front pushes through the area today… bringing us scattered rain briefly changing to snow,” Sarah Wroblewski, a meteorologist with WBZ, said.

Wednesday morning’s wind chills in Boston could be just 6 degrees, according to Shiri Spear, a meteorologist with Boston 25 News.

Meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon of WCVB said that “it will feel more like January.”

“Here comes the COLD!” she said. “Temps drop this afternoon changing rain to snow before ending… Teens tonight with record cold highs only around freezing tomorrow.”

Temperatures Wednesday night in Boston are supposed to dip to 19 degrees, according to the service. Thursday is forecast to be warmer at 42 degrees, and then Friday should be sunny with a high around 50 degrees.


Both Saturday and Sunday are predicted to be sunny or mostly sunny with highs of 34 degrees and 42 degrees, respectively.

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