Good Monday morning to you, South Jersey! As if we didn't receive enough rainfall this past weekend from the remnants of Andrea, we're in store for more moderate to heavy rain today. A warm front will lift through the area over the course of the day, and it will bring with it some more warm and humid air into the region. This will act as rather nice fuel for any showers and thunderstorms that will move through the area. The difference between now and last weekend is the fact that any showers or storms we see, while they will be heavy at times, will be scattered in nature. A prime example is from earlier this morning where Greenwich and Stow Creek Twsp. saw nearly half an inch of rain fall in an hour while most of Atlantic and Cape May County remained dry. Everyone, however, will see some of these heavy showers and storms at some point today, with 1 to 2 inches of rain expected. As a result, a flood watch has been posted for the entire region until 2am tomorrow. Otherwise, we'll remain cloudy and muggy with highs in the mid to upper 70s throughout the region and a southeast wind at 10 to 15mph. Showers and thunderstorms will linger through the overnight period as a cold front approaches from the west. Cloudy skies will remain as will the warm and muggy conditions. Lows tonight only drop to the mid 60s with a warm southeast wind. A few more thunderstorms are possible tomorrow with any leftover instability. Otherwise, we'll call it partly to mostly cloudy. Those extra peeks of sunshine will help warm things up a bit more on the mainland to the low 80s while the coast stays in the mid 70s with a southeast wind at 10 to 20mph.
Some residual instability will likely remain for the day tomorrow, and we'll see a renewed threat for some thunderstorms as a result. Otherwise, we should see a bit more sunshine this time around. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with low 80s for highs west of the GSP and mid 70s to the east with a southeast wind at 10 to 20mph keeping the barrier islands cooler. We do receive a break in the action on Wednesday, but not a break from the humidity and mugginess. Conditions should remain dry from start to finish under partly cloudy skies with highs once again in the low 80s on the mainland and mid 70s on the boardwalks. The break doesn't last long...another cold front arrives for Thursday and may also linger into early Friday morning. Highs for both days will be in the upper 70s with a chance of showers and a thunderstorm or two. The weekend, however, is our reward. Mostly sunny for both days with cooler, drier air in place. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Have a great day!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt