Gorgeous Weekend Expected! (June 17-19)
Lingering low pressure over the S. Mid-Atlantic US could bring some more rain to SNJ early Friday morning. After that and through the weekend however looks absolutely gorgeous as high pressure takes control of the region. Let’s break it down:
Friday (June 17) high temperatures should reach ~80 for most (low-70s along the coast). NNJ and CNJ look mostly sunny. SNJ (likely just extreme SNJ) could see some AM rain but should give way to at least partly sunny skies by afternoon, if not earlier. Winds should be light out of the E (a little breezier for the SNJ coast). Overnight lows should fall into the 50s statewide.
Saturday (June 18) high temperatures should reach the low-80s for most (low-70s along the coast). Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds should be light out of the E (slightly breezier along the SNJ coast). Overnight lows should fall into the 50s statewide.
Sunday (June 19) high temperatures should reach well into the 80s for most (70s along the coast). I wouldn’t be surprised to see 90 reached away from the ocean in CNJ/SNJ. Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds should be light out of the S/SE. Overnight lows should fall into the 50s for most (lower-60s along the coast).
Notes of interest: Ocean temperatures are in the low-to-mid 60s so it takes a warrior to jump in and swim. More power to ya! We’ll have to get into July before such temps warm into the 70s.
Stargazers will have mostly clear nights both Friday and Saturday however the nearing-full moon will bring natural light pollution if trying to see the Milky Way. Regardless, it will be a beautiful night sky even with the moon. Several planets are visible (Saturn, Mars, Jupiter). With a powerful enough zoom you can see the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter.
Given the temperature differences between ocean and land along with the light onshore flow, I wouldn’t rule out overnight/early morning fog along the coast. Not guaranteed but certainly a small possibility. Also, the possibility of a sea breeze front touching off isolated showers/t-storms is always on the table. Models rarely every take that into account so it’s always worth a mention this time of year.
An early look at next week indicates warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. 90+ is a possibility away from the ocean on Monday-Tuesday. There could be some rain and possibly thunderstorms along a cold frontal passage later Tuesday but the rest of the week looks okay for now. Let’s revisit Sunday evening. Have a great weekend and be safe! JC