Bitterly cold weekend ahead at the Jersey Shore

    The typically volatile March weather continues this weekend with bitterly cold conditions at the Jersey Shore.

    After seemingly all four seasons during the workweek, winter will reign. An arctic high pressure system is building across the area, directing a northwest flow that is ushering in much colder air, according to the National Weather Service.

    There’s a sharp chill in the air this morning, exacerbated with a westerly breeze generating wind chill values around 10 degrees.

    Under mostly sunny skies, high temperatures will only rise to the lower 30s at the Jersey Shore, according to NOAA. Overnight lows will be in the teens tonight and lower 20s tomorrow.

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    Temperatures will be 15 to 25 degrees below normal all weekend. By Monday, highs will rise to the middle 30s. 

    Forecasters continue to monitor a looming major coastal storm between Monday night and Tuesday. There’s a potential for snow, coastal flooding, and gusty winds. Read the latest National Weather Service briefing here

    We’ll have a detailed report later today. 

    Image: stayabovetheweather via Instagram in Brant Beach, LBI

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