Temperatures are expected to dip into the low single digits or below zero overnight and into tomorrow morning, approaching record lows for the area according to the National Weather Service.
Atlantic City is likely to see temperatures just above or near zero, while negative temperatures are possible toward the Pine Barrens. The city's record low for Jan. 4 is -2, meteorologist Sarah Johnson said. That record was set in 1879.
The chill is caused by an air mass from Canada that has been pulled south over the mid-Atlantic region by the storm system, Johnson said.
There will be a gradual warming this weekend, with highs right around freezing Saturday and peaks of near 50 degrees on Sunday. Temperatures will likely drop into the 40s Monday and into the teens on Tuesday.