Hazy, hot, and humid conditions are in place through tomorrow as a tropical air mass dominates New Jersey, however these summer like conditions won’t last long as a powerful cold front charges through the region tomorrow evening.
Today, variable to overcast clouds will be in place through this afternoon with an isolated shower or thunderstorm possible. The thunderstorms will be capable of very heavy downpours, frequent lightning, and wind gusts over 30 mph. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 80’s for highs.
Tonight, scattered to overcast clouds can be expected with some patchy fog. The fog will reduce visibility below 2 miles at times. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures will fall into the upper 60’s to lower 70’s throughout New Jersey.
Tomorrow, a very strong cold front will move through the region. Through the early afternoon, scattered to broken cloud cover will be in place with winds from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph. Showers and thunderstorms will charge through New Jersey starting at 5 PM over northwestern New Jersey and exiting southeastern New Jersey by mid night. The bulk of the thunderstorms will be between the 6 PM and 8 PM hours. The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of very heavy downpours, frequent lightning, wind gusts over 60 mph, and hail. Heavy downpours may lead to localized flash flooding. Further, wind damage will be a threat as well. Temperatures ahead of the cold front will range from the mid to upper 80’s over much of New Jersey however lower 90’s are possible in urban areas.
By Sunday morning, the cold front will be well off the coast and a crisp, cool Polar air mass will invade from the northwest as high pressure builds in. Skies will clear through the day with winds from the northwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures in the morning will range from the lower to mid 60’s for lows. High temperatures will rise into the upper 70’s to lower 80’s.
An area of low pressure will develop over the Mid Atlantic coastal waters on Monday morning, producing overcast skies and scattered showers throughout New Jersey. A series of disturbances will follow for Tuesday through Thursday with scattered to overcast skies and scattered showers. Low temperatures will range from the mid to upper 50’s over northwester New Jersey and lower to mid 60’s along the coast. High temperatures will range from the mid to upper 70’s around the New York City metropolitan area and upper 70’s to lower 80’s around the Philadelphia metropolitan areas.