Good morning, South Jersey, and T.G.I.F! After the summer preview yesterday, we fall back a bit into what can be considered as "typical" spring-like weather in the region. High pressure will continue to move to the east and bring with it some drier and more stable air. As a result, the end of the work week is shaping up to be a beautiful one! Skies will be mostly sunny outside of a few fair weather cumulus clouds, and high temperatures rise quite nicely into the mid 70s on the mainland. Coastal points hover near 70 degrees with a northeast wind shifting to the south at 10mph. Either direction, it's still bringing cooler air off the 55 degree Atlantic Ocean. We'll be treated to a calm and comfortable night as well thanks to that same core of high pressure. Skies may cloud up slightly due to the onshore breeze, but we'll remain dry with lows in the low 50s and a south wind at 5 to 10mph. The weekend is a bit of a 50/50 split. While the entire weekend itself remains dry, Saturday remains the better of the two days. We'll have a nice mix of sun and clouds before calling it partly cloudy later that evening. With that onshore breeze still in place (It'll be out of the southeast at 10mph), highs will struggle to reach 70 on the mainland and upper 60s on the coast.
The day itself on Sunday is still dry, albeit a bit cloudy, but scattered showers are possible later that evening as a stationary front gains momentum and lifts to the north as a warm front. That will act as the catalyst for any shower activity. Highs remain on the chillier side of things with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. As some slightly warmer air is channeled back into the region, an isolated thunderstorm is possible to kick off the work week. Again, the day on Monday will not be a wash-out, but keep an eye on the skies either way. Highs rebound to near 70 degrees. A more substantial warm-up begins on Tuesday ahead of a cold front that is set to arrive on Thursday. Highs balloon from the mid 70s on Tuesday to near 80 degrees by Thursday. However, a better opportunity for showers and thunderstorms also arrives by the end of the forecast period. Dan and I will continue to watch this developing system to see what we may expect.
Have a great day and a great weekend!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt