Freezing temps to return to New Jersey by lunch

Don’t get used to the spring-like weather New Jersey because by lunchtime freezing temperatures will return.

The National Weather Service says much colder air will move into the area Saturday and the wind will pick up. 

As of 7 a.m., temperatures were hovering in the low 40s across the state, but by late morning forecasters say the temps will drop below freezing and continue to fall throughout the day. 

“Any standing water will freeze resulting in black ice conditions on untreated walkways, sidewalks, parking lots and roadways. Use extra caution when venturing out,” the National Weather Service said in a statement. 

During the day it will feel between 15 and 25 degrees with the 15-mph winds, while at night, with a low around 10 degrees expected, the wind will make it feel as cold as 5 below zero. 

The conditions are expected to stick around through the week after a brief warm-up on Friday when temperatures were recorded in the low 60s.

“After reaching the 50s and 60s along the Interstate 95 corridor late this past week, high temperatures will be held in the 20s and 30s into next week,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Kyle Elliott said.

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