Temperatures soared to 55 degrees early Monday morning. While not breaking a record high temperature, it was still mild for a short period of time.
While the wind helped dry many surfaces, anything that remains wet or slushy will freeze Monday evening as the temperature drops rapidly. Overnight lows will fall into the single digits to near zero with winds chills between 15 and 25 degrees below zero.
Tuesday will feature plenty of sunshine, but temperatures will fail to get out of the single digits. With the wind, it will feel like 10 to 20 degrees below zero all day long.
The cold air Tuesday will rival, although not likely break, the record cold from Jan 19, 1994, when the high temperature at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Hanover Twp., Lehigh Co., was two degrees. The low was -11. At the Reading Regional Airport in Bern Twp., Berks Co., on Jan 19, 1994, the high temperature was 3 and low was -12.
Wednesday will still be cold with mostly sunny skies, but not as harsh because of less wind.