Good Thursday morning to you all, South Jersey! If you've been keeping track of these little discussions over the last three days, you'll remember me talking about a highly anticipated warm-up that culminates in the warmest temperatures being seen on Thursday. Well, we're finally here, and I'm sticking to that claim. A stronger westerly wind will help bring warm air into the region and keep any significant sea breezes at bay today (And I just realized the unintentional pun in that sentence...). Skies will feature the same mix of sun and clouds that we saw yesterday as a frontal boundary stalls over the Mid-Atlantic. As a result, a very isolated shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out of the question through the afternoon. The day as a whole, however, should remain mainly dry with highs hovering around 80 degrees on the mainland, low 80s further west towards the I-95 corridor, and mid 70s along the coast with that west wind at 10 to 15mph. The night tonight remains a bit mild with mid to upper 50s for temperatures under partially clearing skies. Winds will also shift from the south to the west at 5 to 10mph. My pick day of the week is tomorrow with moderating temperatures and generally more pleasant conditions. Skies will be partly sunny, and we'll remain completely dry with highs in the mid 70s on the mainland and near 70 on the coast with a sea breeze developing at 10mph.
The weekend can be summed up as such: Cooler. With high pressure expected to be situated just off the Massachusetts coastline, a familiar easterly flow will develop and keep us cooler into the start of the next work week. Conditions remain mainly dry outside of an isolated shower late in the day on Sunday with highs just north or south of the 70 degree mark. That isolated shower possibility may spill over into the early morning hours on Monday, but what is more certain is the cooler regime lasting through that day. Highs once again only reach 70 degrees before a modest warm-up begins to take place. Tuesday and Wednesday appear to be dry (for now) with highs on both days reaching the mid to even upper 70s.
Have a great day!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt