Mostly Crappy Weekend Expected (April 29-May 1)
Friday and Sunday look wet. Saturday looks okay. There’s not much more to say but hey, it will be May.
Friday (April 29) high temperatures should reach the mid-50s. Skies should be mostly cloudy. On and off rainfall is possible all day. There should be a raw feel due to onshore flow and moisture. The coast would see the breeziest conditions. Overnight lows should fall into the 40s statewide as rainfall persists through possibly sunrise Saturday morning.
Saturday (April 30) high temperatures should reach about 60 statewide. Skies should feature a mixed bag of sun and clouds as morning rainfall clears and gives way to some sun. This is why Saturday looks like the best day of the weekend because rain will again approach on Saturday night possibly before midnight (per latest short-range model guidance). Winds should be light out of the E. Overnight lows should fall into the 40s statewide, maybe only lower-50s for the coast.
Sunday (May 1) high temperatures should range from about 50 for NNJ elevations to about 60 at the coast. Skies should be mostly cloudy. Periods of light-to-moderate rainfall are likely. Winds should be light out of the E/SE. Overnight lows should fall into the 40s for most (50s along the coast) as rainfall likely carries into Monday morning.
An early look at next week indicates a streak of warmer temperatures (highs in the upper-60s/70s). Rain and clouds should be plentiful as an upper-level trough swings through. A Bermuda high looks to setup for the second week in May which would traditionally indicate a southerly surge of warmer, even hot, temperatures. We’ll see if long-range guidance holds. Have a great weekend, stay dry and be safe! JC