Coldest air of the season for Tuesday, Wednesday

     Sunrise in Manasquan on Nov. 16 by Tom Lozinski Photography.

    Sunrise in Manasquan on Nov. 16 by Tom Lozinski Photography.

    The coldest air of the season arrives for Tuesday and Wednesday, making it feel more like January than November, forecasters say.

    Rain, heavy at times, will end Monday night after a strong cold front passes through the region, quickly dropping the mild temperatures overnight, according to the National Weather Service. 

    Shore residents will wake up to temperatures in the 20s Tuesday morning. High temperatures will not reach above the lower to middle 30s at the shore, and with blustery conditions, wind chill readings will be much colder.

    Tuesday night will be frigid, with low temperatures in the teens inland and lower 20s at the coast. The wind chill will be a continuing factor with gusty winds. 

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    Similar conditions on Wednesday, but the wind chill will ease with decreasing winds. 

    It will feel like the middle of the winter. 

    But if you don’t like frigid weather, there’s better news for later in the week. 

    “Calendar day averages 10 to 15 degrees colder than normal Tuesday, 15 to 18 degrees below normal Wednesday, around 10 degrees below normal Thursday through Saturday, then warming Sunday,” a forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ wrote.

    Fair weather will prevail for the most of the week following Monday’s deluge, with the next chance of rain arriving on Sunday. 

    By next week, forecasters expect mild air to invade the area. 

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