Tyler had a record-breaking temperature on Tuesday, and the cold is here to stay through the end of the week.
National Weather Service observer and Tyler resident Bob Peters said Tyler had its lowest maximum temperature on record for Tuesday's date with a high of 28 degrees. The previous Jan. 2 record for lowest maximum temperature in Tyler was 29 degrees in 1928, Peters said.
The sun is forecast to come out on Wednesday, with highs near 43, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport. However, wind chills could make the day feel as low as 11 degrees.
Wednesday evening will get down to 23 degrees.
Thursday will have a high near 43 with overnight lows around 25 degrees.
Friday is projected to have a high of 47, and an overnight low around 29 degrees.
Saturday is projected to have highs around 49 degrees with an overnight low near 42. There is also a 20 percent chance of rain on Saturday night.
Sunday, temperatures will warm up to a high of 61 and a low of 46 in the evening. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain in the evening.
Monday shows a high of 57, with a 20 percent chance of rain.
The cold weather at the start of the new year is a contrast to 2017, which Peters said was Tyler's fourth warmest year on record with an average annual temperature of 68.7 degrees. Tyler's warmest year on record came in 1921 with an average annual temperature of 69.6 degrees.