On the tail of a two-day reprieve of warmer weather, temperatures Thursday are expected to plummet into the 30s, nearly 20 degrees colder than what is considered normal for this time of year.

A statewide wind advisory is in affect through 11 a.m.

A strong cold front moving west to east Wednesday evening put an end to the warm streak, with the morning commute expected to be“blustery and cold” with wind guts expected to be near 45 mph., said the National Weather Service, Mount Holly.

Temperature will begin to rise again Friday, to a high of about 45 degrees, and continue upward to about 55 Saturday. But it should drop again on Monday, with a possibility of snow, the weather service said.

Elisa Lala

Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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