Old Man Winter arrives for a short stay Sunday

    A blast of Arctic air will invade the New Jersey region on Sunday, but the expected bitter cold temperatures will not persist, forecasters said. 

    Before Old Man Winter arrives, moist air will stream up from the Gulf of Mexico, allowing temperatures to slightly moderate. Clouds will build Thursday afternoon, and there will be a chance of showers Friday and early Saturday, according to NOAA. Daytime highs around 50 degrees Thursday will increase to the mid-50s Friday, dropping back to around 50 Saturday. 

    After a strong cold front passes Friday night into Saturday, high pressure will move down from Canada, delivering a gusty northwest flow Saturday night into Sunday. Snow showers are possible. No accumulation is expected. 

    We’ll wake up to sunny, blustery conditions Sunday, with temperatures well below freezing and daytime highs “warming” to the 30s. Add in the wind, and it’ll feel much colder. Similar temperatures are likely Monday.

    As high pressure moves further to the east, another southwest flow will develop sometime on Monday, beginning another slight warming trend. High temperatures are expected to climb back to the 40s Tuesday and Wednesday, but the jury’s still out about the expected temperatures for Thanksgiving through next weekend. 

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