Temperatures around average beginning Wednesday

     Officer's Row in Sandy Hook by KGS Photo.

    Officer's Row in Sandy Hook by KGS Photo.

    Today marks the first day of meteorological winter, the beginning of three coldest months of the year.

    However, with temperatures expected to reach around 60 degrees under mostly cloudy skies, it sure doesn’t feel that way. 

    Today is the warmest day of the week, followed by the coldest day of the week tomorrow, when temperatures are not expected to crack 40 degrees at the Jersey Shore, according to NOAA. 

    High temperatures are expected to be around 50 degrees Wednesday through Saturday, which is about average for the Toms River area in early December, according to the Office of the NJ State Climatologist. 

    After a mild day featuring a mixture of sun and clouds, periods of cold rain are in store for tomorrow, giving way to a mostly cloudy day with temperatures in the lower 50s Wednesday. 

    Then once again slightly cooler on Thursday, featuring a mixture of sun and clouds and temperatures in the upper 40s. 

    By Friday, clouds and a chance of rain are back in the forecast, and temperatures will be around 50 degrees. The same conditions continue for the weekend. 

    Overnight low temperatures will range from the lower to middle 40s during the week, with the warmest readings toward the weekend. 

    Image by KGS Photo

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