A low pressure system, coupled with the ongoing frigid conditions, will be responsible for generating light snow at the Jersey Shore on Saturday.
Snow will begin to overspread the region during the morning hours. The National Weather Service is calling for an inch or two.
So while not much of an issue, untreated sidewalks and roads will be slick. Snow will taper off from west to east during the afternoon hours.
After a relatively balmy Saturday with a high temperature around 30 degrees, Sunday will be bone chilling with a high around 20 degrees courtesy of a strong Arctic high pressure system, according to the National Weather Service.
With a northwest wind blowing to around 20 miles per hour, it will feel much colder.
Temperatures will become even more dangerous for New Year’s Eve, with a low around 10 degrees. The wind chill factor will make it feel around 0 degrees or less.
Planning to be outside for New Year’s Eve? Dress warmly and plan carefully. Wind chill values near zero. pic.twitter.com/rdjbqk78f5
— Gary Szatkowski (@GarySzatkowski) December 29, 2017
The new year will begin on a similar note. The “warm” day will be Wednesday, when high temperatures might crack the freezing mark.
The current forecast calls for a mostly dry week, with a slight chance for a little snow on Wednesday night.