Happy Sunday South Jersey and also, happy first day of fall!
As of 4:44 pm EDT, we have finally made it through the summer season to the autumnal equinox. The equinox is the time of the year when the equator gets its most direct rays from the sun. Our days in the northern hemisphere now continue to get shorter and shorter with each new day. As much as some would love to have summer all year round, I think it is safe to say that it was a lovely season. Last week it was as if autumn wanted to make an early arrival with temperatures ranging from the upper 60s to the low 70s; however, the last night of the summer went out with rain, scattered thunderstorms in the north east, with a very summer-like and muggy feel. The first week of fall has mild comfortable weather in store. As a cold front moves off the coast, brisk air will follow from the northwest. Tonight will be a chilly night. Temperatures are expected to dip down into the mid 40s for both the mainland on the shore.
High pressure will continue to build over the region tonight. It will be chilly and brisk especially in the morning. As we start the work week, a ridge of high pressure will basically remain over the area for the coming week. This will result in a stretch of fair weather with somewhat cool temperatures at the beginning of the week but becoming milder by mid and late week.
I hope everyone enjoys their first week of fall!
Until next time,
Meteorologist Sydney Daniel