Tranquil weather to ring in the New Year at the Jersey Shore

     James Hoffman, 60, of Toms River was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the township Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: Toms River Police Department)

    James Hoffman, 60, of Toms River was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the township Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: Toms River Police Department)

    Quiet weather will prevail at the Jersey Shore as the new year begins. 

    Under the influence of a high pressure system, today will feature mostly sunny skies, according to NOAA.

    Southwest winds will increase ahead of an approaching cold front, resulting in warmer temperatures than yesterday. Highs today will be above average in the middle to upper 40s.

    By the afternoon, the winds will be sustained up to 20 miles per hour.

    As the ball drops, mostly cloudy skies and dry conditions will be overhead, and it will be breezy. Temperatures will drop down into the 30s. 

    New Year’s Day will feature sunny skies and lighter winds out of the west. Temperatures will rise to the upper 40s. 

    No wintry precipitation is in the forecast through late in the workweek. Monday will be rainy, leading to showers on Tuesday, when temperatures will rise into the 50s.

    After another day with mild air on Wednesday, seasonably cold weather returns on Thursday. 

    Forecasters are monitoring a potential coastal low pressure system for early next weekend, but as of this morning, the National Weather Service in Mount Holly forecast discussion says there’s “poor model consistency” and they “wouldn’t be surprised if the [system] takes a further south and east track.”

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