Mixed Weather Expected (Sept 16-18)
The weekend should start out beautiful and end rainy. Let’s break it down…
First, a huge shout out to my buddy Kaden Demopoulos! His mom was nice enough to bring him to the local library so he could help me make the weekend outlook. Kaden has an amazing understanding of the atmosphere at such a young age and I wish him the best of luck on his dream of becoming a meteorologist!
Discussion: High pressure has been responsible for the beautiful weather we’ve had over the last few days. It will move out over the Atlantic Ocean and throw a return flow in that rocks from E to S ahead of an approaching cold front. This should warm things back up a bit but not hot like it was. Rain is expected along and ahead of the cold front which will be much welcomed to many areas despite the nuisance to outdoor plans.
Friday (Sept 16) high temperatures should reach the mid-70s statewide. Skies should be mostly sunny and pleasant. Winds should be light out of the E. Overnight lows should range from 40s for NNJ elevations to 60s for the immediate coast with everyone between likely falling into the 50s. Interior SNJ pine barrens could see 40s again like last night due to the faster cooling rate of sandy soil.
Saturday (Sept 17) high temperatures should reach the upper-70s for most. Areas away from the ocean in CNJ/SNJ could reach into the low-to-mid 80s. Skies should feature a mixed bag of sun and clouds with a continued pleasant feel. Winds should be light out of the SE. Overnight lows should fall into the 60s for most with immediate coastal regions possibly hovering around 70.
Sunday (Sept 18) high temperatures should reach the upper-70s/lower-80s statewide. Skies should start out with mixed sun and clouds and gradually transition to overcast skies and rain. I think at least the first half of the day should at least be salvageable for outdoor activities. Rain should at least make it into NW parts of NJ by evening hours. A few thunderstorms could embed within the heavier rainfall along/ahead of the cold front. Winds should be light-to-breezy out of the SW ahead of the front which should be most of the day. Rainfall could spill into Monday morning for at least SENJ. Overnight lows should fall into the 60s for most with immediate coastal regions possibly hovering around 70.
An early look at next week indicates more beautiful weather once the cold front passes through sometime on Monday. Julia’s remannts should be injected into the cold frontal passage which could contribute to higher rainfall amounts. With that said, late Sunday evening into Monday looks like the best chance for much needed rainfall. More high pressure should then pass overhead and close out astronomical summer on a high note. Have a great weekend and please be safe! JC