Thunderstorms to usher in plunging temperatures

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A line of heavy showers with embedded thunderstorms that could contain locally damaging winds will usher in plunging temperatures, according to weather forecasts./NWS A line of heavy showers with embedded thunderstorms that could contain locally damaging winds will usher in plunging temperatures, according to weather forecasts./NWS A line of heavy showers with embedded thunderstorms that could contain locally damaging winds will usher in plunging temperatures, according to weather forecasts.

The National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has issued a special weather outlook and a wind advisory for later this afternoon and early this evening for Atlantic County.

According to the National Weather Service, a line of heavy showers and thunderstorms will move through South Jersey later this afternoon and early this evening.

A rapidly intensifying low pressure system will pull a strong cold front across the area this evening. A line of heavy showers will move through with it between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Wind gusts could reach 45 mph at times, the National Weather Service said.

While temperatures will peak in the 60s across South Jersey early this afternoon, the line of showers will bring in sharply colder temperatures.

Temperatures across South Jersey will plunge into the lower 20s by daybreak, according to the National Weather Service.

Combined with gusty winds, wind chill values are expected to drop into the single digits across South Jersey as children head off to school.


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