January Thaw Is Over - Arctic Air, Snow Coming Soon

by Patricia A. Miller

You didn't think it could last, did you?

The relatively mild temperatures of the past week will be coming to an end late Monday, as an arctic air mass begins to settle over central and Southern New Jersey.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook beginning on late Tuesday into Wednesday as bitterly cold air moves in once again.

"The combination of very cold temperatures and some wind chill could result in wind chill values below zero at times," the NWS said. "There is an increasing likelihood for a plowable snow on Tuesday and Tuesday night as a low pressure system moves offshore."

• Martin Luther King day will be sunny, with a high near 46 degrees. Winds will be from the west at 13 miles per hour.

• Tonight - Mostly cloudy, with a low near 23 degrees. Winds will be from the west at 8 to 16 miles per hour, becoming north after midnight.

• Tuesday - Snow likely, mostly between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., with a high near 27 degrees. Winds will be from the north at 13 to 16 miles per hour.

• Tuesday night - Chance of snow, mainly before 7 p.m. Temperatures will dip to 9 degrees. Winds will be from the northwest at 18 to 22 miles per hour.

• Wednesday - Sunny with a high near 20 degrees.

bayway mike January 20, 2014 at 01:54 PM
Winter weather is to be expected, after all, it is the winter!!
Bookcop January 20, 2014 at 04:37 PM
Shouldn't all the schools be announcing closures by now?
Andy Pat January 20, 2014 at 04:45 PM
with little snow before 1pm the kids will be brought in and then sent home early. this allows schools to get credit for the 180 days they must do. Perhaps tomorrow's schoolday should be devoted to the difference between weather and climate. And how one anecdotal event does not negate the larger pattern.
john January 20, 2014 at 08:30 PM
send them all to school..i went to school in the snow...


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