N.J. weather: Record-warm temperatures making it feel more like spring than winter
New Jersey got a little taste of spring fever Wednesday afternoon, even though the calendar claims it’s still early winter.
Thanks to warm air flowing in from the southwest, temperatures have soared into the 60s in many areas of the state, and the mercury reached a balmy 70 degrees near Atlantic City, according to preliminary data from the National Weather Service.
If that reading holds up at the end of the day, it will be the warmest Jan. 4 on record at Atlantic City International Airport in the Pomona section of Galloway Township. The current record is 68 degrees, set in 1950.