Arctic air to descend into N.J. for Thanksgiving

A warm covered pug dog strolls on a street (Martin Meissner/AP Photo)

A warm covered pug dog strolls on a street (Martin Meissner/AP Photo)

The New Jersey region will be so cold on Thanksgiving that records could be broken, forecasters say.

The frigid conditions will be courtesy of the one-two punch of a cold front passing through the region Thanksgiving Eve followed by an Arctic high pressure system arriving on Thanksgiving, according to the National Weather Service.

At the Jersey Shore, the bitterly cold airmass will result in late Wednesday night lows in the teens inland and lower to middle 20s near the coast.

Under sunny skies, Thanksgiving will feature blustery conditions, with highs in the 20s dropping down to the teens at night.

But the brutal cold will be short-lived.

Temperatures will begin to moderate on Friday and highs will reach the 50s during the weekend.

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