/Coldest morning of season slams East Coast, South: Latest bone-chilling temperatures

Coldest morning of season slams East Coast, South: Latest bone-chilling temperatures

The coldest morning of the season is slamming the East Coast and Gulf Coast Wednesday morning, breaking dozens of record low temperatures.

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The wind chill plummeted Wednesday morning to a bone-chilling 1 degree in Syracuse, 4 degrees in Boston and 8 degrees in Pittsburgh.

PHOTO: Freeze Warnings stretch from Texas to the Carolinas.ABC News

Freeze Warnings stretch from Texas to the Carolinas.

PHOTO: If you add wind to these freezing temperatures, the wind chill is near zero for the Midwest and New England and in the teens from New York City to Washington, D.C. and even down to Birmingham, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi.ABC News

If you add wind to these freezing temperatures, the wind chill is near zero for the Midwest and New England and in the teens from New York City to Washington, D.C. and even down to Birmingham, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi.

Even the South was feeling the arctic blast, with wind chills falling to 17 degrees in Raleigh, 15 degrees in Knoxville and 21 degrees in Atlanta.

PHOTO: Christopher Newport University students make their way through campus as snow falls, Nov. 12, 2019 in Newport News, Va.Jonathon Gruenke/The Virginian-Pilot via AP

Christopher Newport University students make their way through campus as snow falls, Nov. 12, 2019 in Newport News, Va.

More than 100 record cold temperatures were reported in the last two days, including in Chicago, where the high of the day Tuesday was 17 degrees — the coldest high temperature ever recorded this early in the season.

New York City and Philadelphia dropped to a frigid 23 degrees Wednesday morning, breaking daily records in both cities.

PHOTO: Ben Barney shovels the sidewalk on North Center Street in downtown Corry, Pennsylvania, Nov. 12, 2019. Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP

Ben Barney shovels the sidewalk on North Center Street in downtown Corry, Pennsylvania, Nov. 12, 2019.

PHOTO: A woman bundled up against the cold walks in Philadelphia, Nov. 13, 2019. An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday. Matt Rourke/AP

A woman bundled up against the cold walks in Philadelphia, Nov. 13, 2019. An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday.

But the record-breaking deep freeze won’t last long. By Thursday and Friday, temperatures will rebound to above freezing in Chicago. By Friday, New York City will thaw to about 50 degrees.