The kind of cold expected Monday and Tuesday would be considered unseasonably cold even during the heart of winter. Coming this early in the season, however, is something many of us haven’t felt in our lifetime! Following accumulating snow Monday morning, temperatures are really going to tumble for the afternoon, night and Tuesday.
Temperatures Sunday warmed into the upper 30s and low 40s, but will fall into the low 20s by Monday morning, and not make it much above the mid 20s for the afternoon. The record cold high temperature for Monday (coldest high temperature) is 26 degrees set back in 1986. The current forecast high for Monday is 26 degrees. Once the clouds clear out Monday evening/night, temperatures will tumble during the overnight down into the single digits and wind chills falling below zero. The forecast low for Monday night is 8 degrees! If we drop down to 8 degrees this would break the record low for Monday which is currently 10 degrees, set back in 1926.
The current record cold high temperature for Tuesday is 27 degrees set back in 1940. The forecast for Tuesday has us staying right around 22 degrees. That record will likely fall for the afternoon. What will make it feel even colder is the wind chill Tuesday morning. The wind will be light, but wind chills will briefly dip below zero around sunrise before slowly rising through the morning. The record low temperature for Tuesday is 7 degrees set back in 1986. Right now the current forecast low has us stopping at 10 degrees.