Record-breaking cold blasts into Southern New England

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two cold-weather records are already in the books in Southern New England and another one could soon follow.

With a low of 19°F Wednesday morning at T.F. Green Airport, we broke the record cold of 20° for Nov. 13 set back in 2001. We also broke the “coldest high” temperature record for Wednesday of 37° which was set in 1911.

The cold is a result of the jet stream pattern that’s been dragging in arctic air. It was also aided by powerful front which dropped the temperature from 58°F at 11AM on Tuesday morning to 19°F by 7AM Wednesday morning. That’s almost a 40 degree drop in less than 24 hours!

Another record dating back to 1905 could also be broken if the temperature drops below 16° Thursday morning.

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