Record-breaking cold expected Monday night, with a warmup toward weekend

From CDT staff reportsMarch 3, 2014 

Centre County avoided the foot of snow predicted late last week for Monday, but it’s not missing out on the Arctic blast that pushed all that snow southward.

Record-breaking low temperatures were forecast overnight Monday, with the mercury plummeting to minus 1, according to AccuWeather.com.

Centre County residents would have to go back more than 50 years — to March 3, 1943 — to match the historic low of 1 below zero set that date. In 1918, the historic low for all of March was minus 4 degrees, according to AccuWeather. In 1998, the record high was 87 degrees.

The average high for March 3 is 42 degrees; and the low, 24, according to AccuWeather.

If those temperatures sound like a dream, hang in there: Temperatures are expected to begin climbing Tuesday into the mid-20s, and above freezing by Wednesday, according to AccuWeather.

The high temperature Friday is expected to be 47, and 41 Saturday.

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