Overcast to scattered cloud cover along with widely scattered showers will remain a threat throughout New Jersey through tomorrow as a disturbance develops off the New Jersey coast and a cold front approaches from the Great Lakes. A more significant cold front will slowly drive through New Jersey by Saturday that will provide far more significant changes to the state’s weather.
Today on through tomorrow, scattered to overcast cloud cover can be expected with the best chance for clearing along the Delaware River. Widely scattered to isolated showers can be expected through the period with a few showers capable of some rather heavy downpours. With the high levels of moisture in the atmosphere, fog will also remain an issue for early tomorrow morning, reducing visibility below 2 miles. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 15 mph, increasing to 10 to 20 mph by tomorrow afternoon. Wind gusts over 30 mph are not out of the question along the immediate coast. Winds will back to the northwest by tomorrow night as the cold front from the Great Lakes clears the region. Temperatures this afternoon will rise into the mid 70’s for highs. Temperatures tomorrow will range from the mid to upper 50’s for lows and upper 60’s to lower 70’s for highs.
Canadian high pressure will be in place for Thursday and Friday with cool and tranquil weather conditions. Temperatures will basically return to near normal levels for the end of the week. Low temperatures will range from the upper 40’s to lower 50’s over northwestern New Jersey and lower to mid 50’s along the coast. High temperatures will range from the upper 60’s to lower 70’s.
A very slow moving cold front will approach on Friday night with increasing clouds followed by rain after mid night. The cold front will inch through New Jersey from southwest to northeast with periods of moderate to heavy rain, especially in the morning hours. Significant rainfall amounts are possible from this cold front passage. Temperatures on Saturday will range from the mid to upper 50’s for lows and mid to upper 60’s for highs.
A strong Canadian high pressure system will follow with clearing skies and windy conditions for Sunday and Monday. Temperatures will fall to below normal levels. Low temperatures will range from the upper 30’s to lower 40’s over the interior and mid 40’s along the coast. High temperatures will range from the upper 50’s to lower 60’s over northwestern New Jersey and mid 60’s for the rest of New Jersey.