Not Too Shabby Weekend Expected (Jan 29-31)
Two systems will phase to our E this weekend. If they did so earlier we might have had another snow storm to deal with but nope! With that said, the weekend looks rather uneventful weather-wise aside from a few passing snow showers. For the most part we’ll moderate for some mild-feeling weather by Sunday. Let’s break it down.
Friday (Jan 29) high temperatures should reach the mid-to-upper 30s statewide. Skies should feature a mixed bag of sun and clouds with isolated-to-scattered snow showers possible morning into afternoon. Little to no accumulations are expected (coating to an inch at most). Will likely just be conversational snowfall. Winds should be gusty out of the W/NW. Overnight lows should fall into the teens for NNJ elevations and 20s for the rest of New Jersey.
Saturday (Jan 30) high temperatures should range from upper-30s to lower-40s (NNJ elevations to SNJ coast). Skies should feature both sun and clouds. Winds should be light out of the SW. Overnight lows should fall into the 20s for NNJ elevations and 30s for the rest of New Jersey.
Sunday (Jan 31) high temperatures should reach the upper-40s to mid-50s. Let’s allow a small chance for 60 to be broken, especially for SNJ. Skies should be partly sunny. Winds should be light out of the S/SW. Overnight lows should fall into the 30s for NNJ elevations and lower-40s for the rest of New Jersey.
An early look at next week indicates mild temperatures and a Great Lakes Cutter (GLC) system in the Wednesday-Thursday period. That should bring at least a period of rainfall and possibly some thunderstorm activity depending on the setup. It should also do a job on the remaining snow pack (melting). After that moves through, the winter pattern should reload with fresh Arctic air. While no specific winter storm threats exist, some ensemble guidance is trying to indicate a storm signal in the February 8-9 period. Let’s get through the lakes cutter first.
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Have a great weekend and be safe! JC