Flash freeze possible at the Shore as temperatures plummet Saturday

Weather Underground map at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Weather Underground map at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Any standing water on Jersey Shore roadways will freeze Saturday as temperatures plummet, and it could happen quickly, forecasters say.

It’s due to cold air rushing into the region behind a strong cold front passage, according to the National Weather Service.

At 8 a.m., temperatures at the Shore are in the upper 30s to lower 40s, but the service says readings will fall below freezing later in the morning and should remain there through the weekend.

Temperatures in eastern Pennsylvania are already at or below the freezing mark.

“Runoff and standing water from the recent rain will freeze on roads, walkways and parking lots. If you will be going out over the weekend be prepared for icy conditions,” a statement from the service says.

Skies will gradually clear throughout the day. Wind chill readings by the evening will be in the upper teens to lower 20s as the result of northwest winds up to 20 miles per hour sustained.

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