Bitter cold to continue through at least New Year's Day

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

An Arctic high pressure system that is building into the region Tuesday will deliver the coldest air of the season at the Jersey Shore, forecasters say.

After high temperatures reaching the lower 30s on Tuesday, readings will not rise out of the 20s through at least New Year’s Day, according to NOAA.

Temperatures will be 15 to 20 degrees below normal for most of the week. Adding in the wind, it will feel even colder.

During the overnight hours, temperatures will generally be in the teens, with single digits possible for Wednesday night.

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Thursday will likely be the coldest day, with high temperatures struggling to rise out of the lower 20s.

Mostly sunny skies will prevail through Thursday, followed by a chance of snow on Friday and Saturday. The National Weather Service says it will have more details on the possible snow in the coming days.

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