Have you been waking up lately and disappointed with how cold it is?

It got so cold, so quick this year, right?? Last year, the first weekend in October, it reached almost ninety degrees. That won't be the case for us here in the southern parts of New Jersey this weekend, unfortunately. In Atlantic County, the high on Saturday is only supposed to reach the mid-70s. On Sunday, it warms up a little bit, but not as warm as it did last year. Sunday, Atlantic and Cape May counties can only expect the warmth to peak to the low 80s.

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Unfortunately, this cold weather is expected to be the trend for winter 2021-2022 not just here in South Jersey, but in Philadelphia, too. According to the folks over at AccuWeather, not only is it supposed to be a colder winter than usual this year, but we're expected to get a good deal of snowfall, as well. As a matter of fact, we could see between 1.5 to two feet, give or take, before the winter is through. Of course, don't expect to see that accumulate all in one storm.

Here another bummer. Winter's expected to linger this year. This means we may even snow later than we have in the last few years. March is predicted to be cooler than years past due to a potential polar vortex split. That's according to an Accuweather.com meteorologist.

All the snow-lovers and winter weather cuddle bugs should get excited, though. This could be a pretty great year for them. Honestly, who doesn't love a good snow day? Everything we know about what Jersey can expect from winter this year can be found HERE.

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