Good Wednesday morning to you, South Jersey, and Happy Hump Day as well! We're keeping an eye on a weak area of low pressure that will ride along a stalled frontal boundary that has dipped down to the south. As a result, we won't be as dry as we were yesterday, but with the increased cloud cover, I don't think we'll be as warm either. The rest of the morning should remain dry before we look out for scattered showers and thunderstorms through much of the day. Otherwise, we'll see a mix of sun and clouds with muggy conditions to boot. Highs in the mid 80s on the mainland and low 80s on the coast with a light southeast wind at 5 to 10mph. The low will exit to our southeast by the overnight period tonight, so until then, we do have the chance at an isolated thunderstorm or two before the midnight hour. Skies remain partly to mostly cloudy, and conditions remain uncomfortable with lows in the low 70s. A weak core of high pressure builds into the Northeast right behind the departing low pressure system, so while we remain dry through the rest of the work week, we don't significantly cool down either. Little hints at humidity remain in place on what can be considered an otherwise decent stretch of weather. Both Thursday and Friday can be described as partly sunny with highs in the low to mid 80s on the mainland and upper 70s to low 80s on the coastline with a light north to northeast wind.
All eyes then go to the highly anticipated Labor Day weekend. While all three days should remain more dry than wet and none of them are wash-outs by any means, there is the chance of some thunderstorms along the way. The chances of seeing one increases with each sequential day, so Saturday has the best chance of NOT seeing a storm, while Monday has the best chance. All of this comes as a result of a warm front that will lift into the region on Sunday before a cold front comes in from the west and sweeps everything out on Monday. So let's go day by day. First, as I said, Saturday appears to be the driest with a chance of an isolated thunderstorm much later in the day. Highs reach the low to mid 80s west of the GSP and near 80 on the coast. Sunday is the in-between day, though I do still think the day is not a wash-out. Highs in the mid 80s on the mainland and low 80s on the beaches. Then we have Labor Day itself. Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms possible. Again...NOT a wash-out, but something to monitor. Highs in the mid 80s. None of this, however, is set in stone. The entire NBC40 weather team will work hard to get a better handle on tie timing of this event as the end of the week approaches. Thankfully, high pressure is expected to return by Tuesday with drier air and cooler temperatures.
Have a great day!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt