Good morning, South Jersey! We continue to monitor a low pressure system that will finally arrive later this evening and start us off with some rainfall in the earlier portions of the evening. As temperatures gradually drop to the low 30s, we'll see a switch from rain to snow, which will occur from northwest to southeast. No advisories are posted for South Jersey (though the counties along our northern periphery are under a winter weather advisory), but a quick inch or so of snow is possible. The southern cape and the coast will see less than this. This storm is a fast mover, and it will be out of the area just in time for Valentine's Day. Thursday looks to be partly to mostly sunny and seasonably warm with highs in the upper 40s. We'll get even warmer on Friday...low 50s for highs. This warmth won't last much longer, though, as a weak cold front passes Friday night and ushers in some rather chilly air.
President's Day weekend can be summed up in one word: cold. Highs for both days will remain well in the mid 30s with windier conditions on Sunday. We had mentioned a coastal low for the weekend, but the latest models do have it further out to sea. I'll keep the mention of an isolated snow flurry just in case a slightly closer track materializes. Warmer air returns again by Tuesday, and we also see another chance for some rainfall as a cold front pushes through the region. Highs for next Tuesday may eclipse the 50 degree mark once more.
Have a great day!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt