Mixed Conditions Expected (April 23-27)

Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr April 23, 2018 11:34

Mixed Conditions Expected (April 23-27)

Discussion: Pretty boring stuff aloft. Looks like we’re in the middle of a split-flow jet pattern that could connect up by Wednesday. At 500mb, we’re leaving an area of above-average heights and moving into a period of average to below-average heights. This shouldn’t be enough to prevent warmer surface temperatures all week and through the weekend. Next week we look to enter a prolonged period of ridging which should usher in a warm start to May. The only disturbance I see this week is from a weak low crawling through the E US and turning up the coast through NJ between Tuesday night and Thursday morning. This should produce run-of-mill rainfall in that period with slightly enhanced E/SE onshore flow. Luckily astronomical tides are not expected to be high. Storm surge guidance is only seeing about a half-foot to a foot of water elevation so only minor coastal flooding would be the extent of it. Some light rain could fall again Friday night into early Saturday morning but both Saturday and Sunday look pretty good for now.

Monday (April 23) high temperatures should range from 60-70 away from the ocean. Immediate coastal regions, especially SENJ, should struggle to escape the 50s. Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds should be light out of the E/SE. Overnight lows should range from mid-30s to mid-40s NNJ to SNJ.

Tuesday (April 24) high temperatures should reach the upper-50s/lower-60s across NJ. Skies should start partly sunny and increase in cloud coverage by afternoon. Rain is possible as early as afternoon but more confidently by evening. Winds should be light-to-breezy out of the E/SE. Overnight lows should fall to near-50 statewide.

Wednesday (April 25) high temperatures should reach the upper-50s/lower-60s across NJ again. Skies should be mostly cloudy. Periods of rain are likely. Winds should remain out of the E/SE, lighter away from the ocean and breezier along the coast. Overnight lows should fall into the upper-40s/lower-50s for most.

Thursday (April 26) high temperatures should reach into the 60s for most. 70 is not out of the question away from the ocean. Skies should start mostly cloudy and clear through afternoon hours. Isolated remnant AM showers are possible. Winds should be light out of the W. Overnight lows should range from 40 to 50 (NNJ to SNJ).

Friday (April 27) high temperatures should reach into the 60s for most. Another chance of breaking 70 away from the ocean (interior CNJ/SNJ) exists while immediate SENJ coastal regions might cap-out in the upper-50s. Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds should be light out of the S/SW. Overnight lows should fall into the 40s statewide.

An early look at the weekend indicates more highs ranging in the 60s across NJ, with interior CNJ/SNJ having the best shot for 70 and the immediate SENJ coast possibly hanging in the upper-50s. Nights still chilly though. Pretty typical late-April stuff. No major rain or storm systems are foreseen but we’re getting to the point where isolated showers become possible on any given spring afternoon. May looks to start warm which feels pretty good to say. Let’s take another look at everything in a few days. Everyone have a great week and please be safe! JC

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Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr April 23, 2018 11:34

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