Freeze warning in effect for most of Jersey Shore away from coast

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    The coldest night of the season is ahead throughout the region.

    A surface high pressure will move toward the area, resulting in clear skies overnight. Concurrently, winds will decrease after sunset, and dry air will be in place.

    That will result in, according to the National Weather Service, “prime radiational cooling conditions” throughout the region, meaning that heat will easily escape into the atmosphere.

    Accordingly, forecasters expect widespread frost and freeze conditions throughout the area, issuing a freeze warning for Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic counties (away from the beach communities) and a frost advisory for Cape May County.

    Forecasters say that in coastal communities, “winds may stay up through the evening hours enough to prevent frost formation.”

    The growing season will end in any locations that experience a hard freeze.  

    Temperatures will “rebound nicely” by tomorrow but will still be about 10 degrees below normal. according to the National Weather Service.

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