February thaw on the way? It’s possible, forecasters say

    Is there some light at the end of the cold, snowy tunnel?

    Quite possibly, forecasters say. 

    “We might have a February thaw later next week. It could get into the 50s. And yes, a healthy amount of that snowpack/icepack in your yard will probably melt as a result of what’s forthcoming,” Phillywx.com posted on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.

    A map issued Monday by the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center indicates a 50 to 60 percent change of above normal temperatures between February 18 and February 24. 

    In Toms River, the average temperature is 35 degrees on February 21, according to the New Jersey State Climatologist’s website. 

    “For those who are sick of winter and need a break from the snow, if you can get through the next storm and a couple more chances of lighter snows on Sunday and perhaps Tuesday, you will get your wish and get a nice break,” Phillywx.com posted.

    “Just be patient.” 

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