Mild temperatures bookend sharp cold snap later this week

    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    This week will feature a roller coaster ride of temperatures at the Jersey Shore, forecasters say.

    Sandwiched in between generally mild temperatures today and Sunday will be a sharp cold snap that will impact the area between Thursday and Friday.

    Temperatures will rise to the lower 50s today, middle 40s tomorrow, and lower to middle 40s Wednesday before a cold front arrives Wednesday night, according to NOAA.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting the coldest air of the young meteorological winter season, with high temperatures on Thursday and Friday struggling to get out of the 20s at the Jersey Shore. 

    Complicating matters will be northwesterly wind gusts potentially exceeding 45 miles per hour Wednesday night and Thursday, possibly sending wind chill values near 0 degrees Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. 

    Friday night will likely slightly warmer than Thursday night, when temperatures at the Jersey Shore are forecasted to drop to the lower 20s. By later on Saturday, forecasters expect a warm front to move through the region, delivering likely rain and possibly some snow. 

    Temperatures at the Jersey Shore will rise into the 40s on Saturday and then around 50 degrees on Sunday. A breeze both days will make it feel cooler. 

    Sun and clouds will be the predominate weather feature Tuesday through Friday. Improving conditions are possible on Sunday after the precipitation chance on Saturday. 

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