Good morning to you, South Jersey, and Thank Goodness It's Friday as well! Welcome to the month of November...or is it June? Overnight lows only dropped into the mid 60s throughout the region. An example: 64 degrees was our overnight low at the airport in EHT...that's average for June 23rd! The reason why I'm specifying with the "overnight" low is simple: With the advancement and eventual passage of today's/tonight's cold front, cooler air will gradually filter into the region. As a result, the low temperature for the entire day will likely be recorded just before midnight...at 11:59pm tonight. I digress. Today will be an unseasonably warm day with scattered showers, which are associated with the aforementioned cold front, and a good amount of wind to boot. A wind advisory is in place until 2pm due to very strong southwesterly winds at 15 to 25mph with gusts over 45mph throughout the region. Otherwise, have the umbrella handy, especially through the early afternoon, and hold on to it tightly! Highs will not climb too much, but it's still warm either way you slice it; low 70s on the mainland and upper 60s on the coast with those gusty southwest winds. Said winds calm down through the night tonight, though we remain cloudy and somewhat mild. Low to mid 50s this time around for overnight lows with an isolated shower or two possible. Winds will be out of the south to southwest at 5 to 10mph.
The weekend will end up being a 50/50 split. How? Well, one day will be warmer, cloudier, and calmer than the other. That day happens to be tomorrow. Skies will gradually clear, but we'll still call it partly sunny with highs in the mid 60s on the mainland and coast as our cold front slowly creeps out to sea. Winds will also swing to the northwest at 5 to 10mph. This northwesterly direction in our wind profile will help bring in some cooler air from the north and west as high pressure moves eastward. Sunday is the cooler and sunnier day, but it will also be a bit on the breezy side. It won't be as windy as what we'll see today, but it will still add an extra chill to the air. Highs in the mid to upper 50s for Sunday and Monday (But take the wind away for the start of the work week) under mostly sunny skies. We'll remain seasonable through election day on Tuesday, so don't use the weather as an excuse not to vote! Temperatures will remain in the upper 50s to low 60s under partly to mostly sunny skies, but warmer temperatures will return later next week. In a similar manner as this, we'll watch cloud cover increase first, then the temperatures (Mid 60s on Wednesday...near 70 on Thursday), and then rainfall is expected by Thursday as another cold front approaches the region.
Have a great day and a fantastic weekend!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt