Gorgeous Weekend Expected (April 15-17)
A ridge is building over the E. US as a cut-off low spins in the Atlantic. The result? Sunny, dry and mild spring weather for most of New Jersey but slightly cooler along coastal regions. Let’s break it down:
Friday (April 15) high temperatures should reach 65 inland but have trouble breaking 60 along the coast. Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds should be light out of the E/NE. Overnight lows should fall into the 30s inland (frost) and 40s along the coast.
Saturday (April 16) high temperatures should reach the mid-to-upper 60s inland but again have trouble breaking 60 along the coast due to light onshore flow. Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds should be light out of the NE. Overnight lows should again enter frost territory away from the ocean and especially for elevations while coastal regions hold in the 40s.
Sunday (April 17) high temperatures should break 70 inland, possibly reaching into the mid-70s while the coast flirts with breaking 60. Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds should be relatively calm for most but perhaps a bit breezy off the ocean for the coast. Remember, sea surface temperatures are still in the mid-to-upper 40s so that’s what will be keeping the coast slightly cooler. WNJ should see the warmest temperatures. Overnight lows should only fall into the 40s for most with NNJ elevations possibly a bit lower.
An early look at next week indicates more sunny, dry and mild weather with highs in the 60s and 70s. We seriously have a stretch of amazing weather on deck. We just have to remember that it is still early in the warm season and that frosts are still possible overnight. Have a great weekend and be safe! JC