Tonight’s temperatures will challenge records set back in 1936, forecaster says

     A screenshot depicting the brisk westerly flow delivering the Arctic air at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. (Image: earth.nullschool.net)

    A screenshot depicting the brisk westerly flow delivering the Arctic air at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. (Image: earth.nullschool.net)

    If you thought it was cold earlier today, get ready for tonight.

    Even colder Arctic air will continue to spill into the area. 

    “Tonight’s lows will challenge records set back in 1936,” tweeted Gary Szatkowski, meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ. 

    Overnight temperatures will drop down to the lower 20s in coastal areas and the middle to upper teens inland.

    The record low temperature at Atlantic City International Airport for Nov. 19 is 18 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight’s forecast calls for a low temperature of 17 degrees at that location. Low temperatures might also set records at other weather reporting stations in the region. 

    Winds will remain gusty early but decrease before dawn, easing the wind chill a bit. 

    High temperatures Wednesday will increase a few degrees, peaking in the lower to middle 30s. By Thursday, it’s even warmer, with temperatures climbing into the 40s. 

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