The early wintry blast is the result of a deep pool of frigid polar air being the Arctic front that crossed through the region late Thursday.
Temperatures fell all the way down to 18° Saturday morning, setting a new Veterans Day record low.
Highs will climb into the mid-40s as the sun tries its best, but it will still feel in the teens with a 5 to 10 miles per hour wind.
The temps were expected to plunge to 22 degrees early Saturday morning, which would shatter the mark for the record-low for November 11 of 28 degrees set in 1933.
Saturday: Mostly sunny to start, with increasing afternoon clouds.
More record low temperatures were set in parts of the NY area Saturday morning.
In JFK, temperatures dropped to 24, beating the 1973 record of 28 degrees.
Add a moderate northwest breeze, and the National Weather Service forecasts wind chills are expected to remain in the single digits through mid-morning. Today's daily low temperature mark for this date is 19 degrees, set in 1991. It was 24 degrees in Central Park as of 7 a.m.
Tonight, temperatures will return to the mid-20s, but the wind will calm down.
Temperatures will remain well below average throughout the weekend, Root said, only reaching the mid-40s on Saturday and Sunday. Showers are possible overnight as the temperatures hover in the mid-30s.