Today's record-breaking cold weather would be cold even in January. On average, the coldest days of the year are in mid-January, when the daily highs in Central Park average 37 degrees and the lows 26. Today's high will be around 32 degrees. That's actually eight degrees colder than the normal low for today and cold enough to be the coldest high for November 19th. Luckily the wind has calmed down quite a bit so we don't have to contend with a drastic wind chill.

The coldest air of this outbreak is behind us. Sometime tonight a warm front will pass through the region, bringing a few clouds and preventing the temperature from dropping overnight. Tomorrow's high is expected to reach the low 40s under mostly sunny skies. Gusty southwesterly winds will make it feel more like the lower 30s, however. Another cold front late Thursday will set up another lake effect snow event upstate and bring another couple days of cool weather to those of us downstate. Friday will be pretty raw, with a high in the upper 30s and gusty winds as Canadian high pressure moves into the region.

The chill will last through Saturday, which will only see a high in the lower 40s, but the Arctic air will be gone by Sunday. Look for Sunday's high to reach the mid 50s. Monday promises to be even warmer with highs in the lower to mid 60s with perhaps a bit of rain as a storm develops over the Great Lakes and moves well north of the city.

No big weather events are expected Thanksgiving week. Temperatures will drop from the upper 50s on Tuesday down to the mid 40s by the end of the week.