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A One Day Cool Down

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Good Monday morning to you all, South Jersey! I hope you had a fantastic weekend and were able to enjoy the generally pleasant conditions out there. This past weekend was a bit of a 50/50 split. Saturday was the cooler of the two days, while yesterday reminded us that there are still two more weeks left in the summer season. Today's weather will be another brief fall preview with high pressure moving quickly into the region before it exits in a similarly fast manner. We'll have ample sunshine outside once again with highs in the mid 70s on both the mainland and coast. The beaches, however, may be a bit chillier with a decent onshore breeze at 10 to 15mph. Through the evening, a warm front will approach the Mid-Atlantic and eventually pass through the area later tonight. As it does, we'll see an increase in cloud cover and in our temperatures. Lows will only drop into the mid to upper 60s under partly cloudy skies. A very isolated sprinkle is possible (Mainly from the northern fringe of the region and points further north and west), but we should all stay dry otherwise. Those easterly winds will also shift to the south at 5 to 10mph.

The warm front passage will begin a three day stretch where we see above average temperatures by day and night. Winds aloft will take a more southerly turn, bringing with it warmer and more moist air from the Gulf of Mexico as well as the middle third of the nation. Today's ridge of high pressure will move further to the east, putting us on the western side of the jet stream and thus the warmer side as a result. Highs for Tuesday will climb into the low to mid 80s under partly cloudy skies with some clearing expected in the evening. Overnight lows for Tuesday and Wednesday night are expected to also remain rather balmy...low 70s to be exact with dew points remaining rather high by day and night as well. The high water mark for high temperatures is expected to move in on Wednesday with a run at 90 degrees on the mainland and mid 80s on the coast. We have only seen a 90+ degree day once since our eight day heat wave in July, and a 90 degree day in September is rare enough as it is. Temperatures take a step back on Thursday as a cold front arrives, giving us a chance at some scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s. Behind this cold front, a decently strong shot of cold air moves in, giving us another fall preview. Highs start in the upper 70s on the mainland and mid 70s on the coast before plunging to near 70 degrees on the mainland and beaches for Saturday under sunny skies. 

Have a great day!

- Meteorologist Adam Rutt

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