Saturday began with one of the state’s chilliest mornings since March, but temperatures are expected to warm slightly Sunday before another arctic plunge.
According to the National Weather Service, the temperature in Boston was only 28 degrees just after 4 a.m. Saturday, 4 degrees shy of a record. In Worcester, the temperature dropped to 15 degrees Saturday morning, tying with the record low set for Nov. 9 in 1971.
But temperatures in Boston rose noticeably throughout the day, reaching 41 degrees in the afternoon, forecasters say. The reduction in wind from Friday also took an edge from the cold.
Still, temperatures across the state were about 10 to 15 degrees below seasonal levels, the weather service said.
With highs expected to be around 50 degrees, Sunday and Monday will probably offer a brief respite before another cold front arrives Tuesday afternoon, according to the weather service.
Rain on Tuesday could turn into Boston’s first snow of the season as temperatures plummet and winds gust in the evening, forecasters said.
Wednesday is expected to be frigid, with a high temperature below the freezing mark and winds gusting up to 23 miles per hour, according to the weather service.
After another cold day Thursday, with a high anticipated to be in the mid-30s, temperatures are expected to warm Friday and the high is predicted to reach about 47 degrees, the weather service said.
Globe correspondent Adam Sennott and Abbi Matheson of the Globe staff contributed to this report . Lucas Phillips can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.