Good morning, South Jersey! The bits of sunshine that we saw earlier this morning will be quickly overtaken today by a large cloud shield. This cluster of clouds will be moving into the area from south to north, so the southern cape will see complete cloud cover first. Everyone, however, will remain dry through a majority of the day. Once we hit the evening commute, and after we reach a high in the upper 40s, rain will begin to arrive. The most widespread and moderate rainfall doesn't come into the picture until later tonight. We also remain very warm tonight with lows in the low to mid 40s. Total rainfall amounts should stay in the 1" range for many of us. A few isolated showers will hang around for the early morning hours, but the clearing process begins tomorrow. We also experience a one time shot of warm air that sends high temperatures well into the 50s, making it feel like mid march rather than late February.
Beyond that warm-up, however, we don't get anywhere near that reading for a good while. High pressure builds into the area once again, and the jet stream dips well to our south. That one-two punch will send high temperatures back into the mid 40s for the rest of the work week, but it doesn't end there. While skies remain partly to mostly sunny for us all, the downward trend in our temperatures continues. Highs continue to slide further downward for the weekend. The low 40s by Sunday will be the norm in South Jersey for a while, and it may even get cooler than that for the start of the next week.
Have a great day!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt