Storm Team 4 says glacial temperatures Saturday morning will likely break an 84-year-old record low of 28 degrees set in Central Park back in 1933.
The Friday night chill was expected to give way to warmer weather over the weekend and into next week, according to the National Weather Service.
So, bundle up New Jerseyans because the Arctic air bearing down Saturday morning is challenging decades-old record lows as chilly winds cut across the state.
"These systems are pretty rare, but when you've got a large air mass coming down directly from the North Pole, we end up with classic mid-January weather", Simpson said.
Afternoons will be warming up too but still staying cool with highs climbing back into the 40s and 50s through the week ahead.
"It's going to be cold again tomorrow".
The weather is expected to only reach highs in the 30s Saturday.
By midnight, expect temperatures to drop below freezing.
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy; rain showers in the evening. Our next chance for rain arrives midweek. Records at other locations may also shatter, including a record low of 29 degrees set at LaGuardia in 1956 and a record low of 25 degrees set at Newark that same year.