In Newark, where the record-low was set in 1956 when the mercury dipped to 25 degrees, temperatures were recorded as low as 24 degrees overnight as the wind chill made it feel in the teens, according to the National Weather Service.
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.
Saturday marked the second consecutive day of record-breaking cold for the Boston area.
"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.
The average low temperatures this time of the year is 36°.
The arctic system will linger throughout the week and temperatures will gradually increase as it dissipates, according to Simpson. There also is a chance of showers after 11 a.m., but forecasters believe not more than one-tenth of an inch is expected to fall. And those warmer temperatures are forecast to continue through the rest of the week.
The previous all-time low for November 10 in the city was 27 degrees, set in 1914, according to AccuWeather.
But the cold snap won't last too long for New Yorkers - with forecast highs of 38 degrees on Saturday afternoon and 48 degrees on Sunday. A little warmup on Sunday with temperatures back in the upper 40s and a chance for rain showers by Sunday evening.