Monday-Friday Outlook (Dec 14-18)
A strong area of low pressure will move through the Great Lakes and transfer to SE Canada. This will drag some precipitation through ahead of a cold front Monday night. It should clear out by Tuesday but then more rain is expected later in the week. Let’s break it down.
Monday (Dec 14) high temperatures should reach well into the 60s statewide. Watch out for any AM fog. Rain is then possible heading into the overnight hours. Winds should be light out of the S. Overnight lows should fall into the 50s statewide.
Tuesday (Dec 15) high temperatures should top out around 60 statewide. AM rain should eventually give way to sunny skies. Winds should be light out of the W. Overnight lows should fall into the 30s for NNJ elevations and 40s for the rest of New Jersey.
Wednesday (Dec 16) high temperatures should reach the low-to-mid 50s statewide. Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds should be light out of the E/NE. Overnight lows should fall into the 30s for NNJ elevations and 40s for the rest of New Jersey.
Thursday (Dec 17) high temperatures should reach the mid-50s statewide. Rain is possible as low pressure skirts the coast. Keep this in mind if you are going to the first showings of Star Wars The Force Awakens. It’s too early to say when the rain will clear. Winds should be light to moderate out of the E/SE (moreso for the coast). Overnight lows should fall into the 30s for NNJ elevations and 40s for the rest of New Jersey.
Friday (Dec 18) high temperatures should have trouble escaping the 40s as the cold front will be through. Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds should be breezy out of the W/NW. Overnight lows should fall into the 20s for NNJ elevations and 30s for the rest of New Jersey.
An early look at the weekend indicates noticeably colder conditions with NW flow over the Great Lakes. I’ll keep an eye out for any lake effect snow possibilities that flurry our way. Traditionally, they are sparse but NWNJ is usually favored over SENJ. Don’t get too used to the cold though because we’re likely going to snap back to above-average temperatures after the weekend. Have a great week and be safe! JC
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