Days of bitter cold air for the New Jersey region is unlikely over the next few weeks, forecaster say.
For the period of February 12 through February 16, on average, the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center forecasts between a 40 and 50 percent chance of above normal temperatures at the Jersey Shore.
A 40 to 50 percent chance for the northern Shore and 50 to 60 percent for the southern Shore of similar temperatures continues through February 20.
It is due to the jet stream remaining north of the region and keeping cold air bottled up in Canada.
But the forecast doesn’t imply what you might consider warmth — it is relative.
In Toms River, the normal high temperature for middle February is between 44 and 45 degrees, according to the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist.
AccuWeather’s 10-day outlook shows temperatures, on average, around normal during next week.