Coldest day of the season is here; warming trend beginning Thursday

    Brrrr! Brrr! Let’s say it again. BRR! 

    At 9:30 a.m., the “warmest” spot in New Jersey is Wildwood, reporting a balmy 35 degrees. The coldest, of course, is at the highest point of New Jersey, aptly named High Point Monument, where it’s 19 degrees.

    Betty and Nicks Bait and Tackle’s John Bushell Jr. just issued a video report (above) from the beach in Seaside Park, where he says it is “very, very chilly.” But the fish are not cooperating, Bushell says. 

    There’s an abundance of sunshine, but it’s deceiving; most areas will struggle to get out of the 40s today, while the highest elevations will remain in the 30s. This is due to the current placement of a high pressure system, delivering northwest winds. After another bitter night, we’ll start off cold Thursday morning but begin warming during the afternoon. Temperatures will rise to around 50 degrees.

    Then with a southerly flow courtesy of an offshore high pressure system, we’ll slowly warm each day, topping out at around 60 degrees on Sunday. 

    Expect mostly sunny conditions through Saturday, but a chance of rain is on tap for Sunday into early next week. 

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