It’s possibly going to feel around 0 degrees at the Jersey Shore Thursday night

    A warm covered pug dog strolls on a street (Martin Meissner/AP Photo)

    A warm covered pug dog strolls on a street (Martin Meissner/AP Photo)

    An arctic air mass will flow into the region on Thursday following a cold front passage and linger through early Saturday morning.

    The National Weather Service is warning of impending “bitter cold” for the final days of the workweek. Daytime and nighttime temperatures will be well below normal. 

    High temperatures at the Jersey Shore will mainly be in the 20s during the day and 10 to 15 degrees at night. Adding in winds gusting up to possibly 45 degrees Thursday night, wind chill values will possibly drop to around 0 degrees. Winds will begin to diminish throughout the day on Friday. 

    But it will be short-lived. 

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    A warm front will begin approaching the area with moisture on Friday night. Temperatures will be cold enough for snow, but as warmer air moves in, the precipitation is likely to transition to freezing rain then sleet and finally rain from Saturday morning through the early afternoon hours, according to the National Weather Service. 

    High temperatures on Saturday at the Jersey Shore will climb into the middle to upper 40s before reaching the lower 50s on Sunday, according to NOAA.

    The National Weather Service offers the following tips to prepare for extreme cold:

    Minimize travel if possible.
    Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel.
    Check the tire pressure and antifreeze levels in your vehicle.
    Check your battery so you don’t get stranded.
    Insulate those pipes, at your residence, susceptible to cold and freezing.
    Learn or refresh your memory on how to shut off water valves in case pipes do burst.
    Bring pets in.
    Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing.
    Wear a hat, because 40% of your body heat can be lost from your head.
    Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
    Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
    Try to stay dry and out of the wind.
    Check on the elderly. 

    For more information on how to deal with extreme cold, click here

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