Hello again, South Jersey! Following a rather rainy overnight period, we'll (mostly) dry out for the next day or so before high pressure truly kicks in and dries us out. Until then, patchy fog made itself known overnight and will gradually burn off through the mid to late morning hours. We don't clear out completely, however, as partly to mostly cloudy skies remain with us with high temperatures soaring into the upper 50s. This is all aided by a strong southwesterly wind aloft as well as the SW breeze we feel at the surface, which is ranging from 10 to 15mph today. The low pressure system associated with this cloud cover will be slow to move into the Canadian Maritimes, so some isolated showers are still possible tonight as bands of moisture wrap around the center of this low. Temperatures overnight will be about ten degrees cooler...upper 30s to near 40 degrees. A few more isolated showers will likely remain through the day on Thursday with highs beginning their downward trend. Daytime temps will reach the upper 40s for Thursday.
The real cool down begins on Friday as high pressure builds from the northwest and settles over the eastern third of the nation. At the same time, the jet stream also dips well to our south and allows for some unseasonably cool air to pool down as far south as Florida. The descent will be gradual, with highs in the low to mid 40s to kick off the weekend and near 40 to end it. The coldest stretch appears to arrive for Monday and possibly Tuesday as well with highs struggling to reach the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. All the while, conditions remain partly to mostly sunny and calm through that five day stretch. Dan and I are, however, continuing to monitor the "possibility" of a coastal storm that may try to arrive sometime around the 6th. There is a good deal of uncertainly surrounding this, so keep an eye out for any updates from Dan and I on Facebook, Twitter, and here as well.
Have a great day!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt