Good morning, South Jersey, and Happy Hump Day! Cloud cover and a few isolated showers arrived late last night, and while the showers didn't amount to much of anything (It was just enough to dampen the ground a bit), it did act as a sign that a change in our weather pattern is just around the corner. A warm front will pass through the region over the course of the day today, bringing with it some cloud cover in the morning. A little bit of clearing is expected to occur this afternoon, but not enough to call it a clear day. We'll label the daytime period as a mix of sun and clouds overall. Towards sunset, however, a chance for some isolated showers or a thunderstorm is possible as some instability arises ahead of a weak cold front that pushes into the area. Highs should reach the low 70s today on the mainland and mid 60s towards the coast with a south wind at 10 to 15mph. A lingering isolated shower or storm cannot be ruled out towards midnight, but the day and night today should remain mainly dry...FAR from a wash-out. Lows will remain on the mild side with near 60 degree temperatures and a southwest wind at 10mph. That southerly wind will help us warm up considerably after the passage of that weak cold front. Thursday is shaping up to be the warmest day we've seen in EHT in over a month. Skies will be partly sunny overall, though an isolated thunderstorm late in the day is a remote possibility...that is all heavily dependent on where this front stalls after it passes through the souther cape. Highs will push the 80 degree envelop on the mainland while the beaches stay in the low to mid 70s with a southwest wind at 10 to 20mph.
Temperatures and conditions mellow out a bit once we hit the end of the work week and begin the first half of the weekend. Highs take a step backwards slightly as high pressure out of Ontario and Quebec shifts southward and pushed the stalled frontal boundary further to the south. Temperatures still rise well into the mid to upper 70s on both days with plenty of sunshine to go around. The second half of the weekend, however, is just a little bit unsettled. We stay dry overall, but an isolated thunderstorm is possible later that night and into the morning on Monday. Both days, again, remain dry overall with highs in the low 70s before we begin another warming trend on Tuesday. Highs for the middle of the week look to rebound back into the mid 70s. So while the overall forecast is dry (And I can't stress that enough), a few slight chances for rain exist now and again. Dan and I will keep you posted.
Have a great day!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt