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Arctic blast bringing coldest air since December to Philly region

NEXT Weather: Slow climb from morning lows
NEXT Weather: Slow climb from morning lows 03:33

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Don't forget your jacket! Saturday morning is cold again after a frigid Friday.

Our NEXT Weather Alert has now expired as temperatures approach safer levels. Our weather team issued the alert as a brief arctic blast led to dangerous wind chills to the Philadelphia region.

Overnight, wind chills were as low as zero in Philadelphia and -30 at Mount Pocono. (And even higher north of us, with one mountain in New Hampshire hitting -107.)

This was the coldest air the region has seen since Christmas. 


Saturday morning lows were in the tens and single digits with wind chills at or below zero. The highs on Saturday will be in the mid to upper 20s with the wind chill in the teens.

Thankfully, winds will be lighter Saturday than Friday.

But across much of the region, we're not getting temperatures above freezing until Sunday.  

The region will get some relief then as temperatures warm to the mid-40s. There is a slight chance of showers at night, but they are expected to be mainly east of Philadelphia. 

Next week temperatures will return to the 50s, which is 10 to 15 degrees above average for February. 

The region will see another chance of rain late next week.

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