Gelid temperatures for the past week gave members of the Red Bank-based North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club, and a mom-assisted young skater, a solid surface on which to play New Year’s Day.
With a National Weather Service forecast of temperatures remaining below freezing through Sunday, that playground atop the Navesink River is expected to strengthen, setting the stage for iceboat racing this weekend, club Commodore Steve Foster tells redbankgreen.
Here’s the extended forecast, which includes up to two inches of snow Wednesday and Thursday.
Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind 11 to 13 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 14. West wind 10 to 14 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Snow likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Light and variable wind becoming north 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Snow likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Blustery, with a north wind 18 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
A chance of snow before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers between 8pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Blustery.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Blustery.
Sunny, with a high near 15. Blustery.
Mostly clear, with a low around 8.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 30%.