Old Man Winter arrives; likely coldest November day in decades

     Yes, it's cold. [Image: AccuWeather.com]

    Yes, it's cold. [Image: AccuWeather.com]

    Old Man Winter is here, but his visit is short-lived. 

    At 8:30 a.m. Sunday, temperatures range from 13 degrees in High Point, Sussex County to 29 degrees in Cape May, according to the New Jersey Weather and Climate Network.

    But with a northwest wind gusting generally in the 20 to 30 mph range (Cape May has reported a gust in excess of 40 mph), the real story is the wind chill.

    Wind chill readings currently range from 0 degrees in High Point to a balmy 20 degrees in Wildwood, according to the New Jersey Weather and Climate Network.

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    Today is likely the “coldest November day in decades,” tweeted NBC40 meteorologist Dan Skeldon yesterday.

    But the bitter cold is not sticking around, with slightly warmer temperatures tomorrow, and readings in the 40s for Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are likely to drop back to the 30s on Thanksgiving, when it will be mostly sunny but windy. Chilly on Black Friday, too. 

    The nor’easter for late Tuesday into Wednesday will be mainly wind-swept rain, with some frozen precipitation possible in far northwestern New Jersey and the Poconos, according to the latest forecast discussion from the National Weather Service field office in Mount Holly, NJ. 

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