Temperatures broke records across southern New England, as the mercury plunged to subzero levels. In Providence it hit -9 degrees Fahrenheit Sunday during the early morning hours; breaking the previous record of -7 set in 1979, according to the National Weather Service.
The deep freeze is expected to break this week in Rhode Island. Temperatures will hover in the twenties across most of the state, and are expected to climb above freezing along the coast.
Temperatures will reach 50 degrees on Tuesday, which will feel practically balmy, after the harsh weekend.