Okay Weekend Expected (July 15-17)
We should remain hot and humid through most of Friday but a cold front should reduce humidity to bearable levels for Saturday and Sunday as high pressure tries to settle in. The front wont have too big an impact on temperatures, just the way it feels by way of again, slightly reduced humidity. Let’s break it down:
Friday (July 15) high temperatures should reach into the lower-90s away from the ocean. Coastal regions should be held to the 80s. Skies should be mostly sunny with elevated humidity. Just a small chance of a pop-up along the front but it actually looks like a “mostly dry” frontal passage. Winds should be light out of the W/SW. Overnight lows should fall into the 60s with lower humidity for NNJ elevations. SENJ might stay in the lower-70s as the cold front will need most of the night to get through.
Saturday (July 16) high temperatures should reach into the lower-90s away from the ocean. Coastal regions should be held to the 80s. Skies should be partly-to-mostly sunny with reduced humidity for most of the state. I’m skeptical that some of SNJ will hold onto the humidity due to the slower/stalling front. SENJ will be last to see the front pass through as it is moving from NW to SE. For this reason, SNJ could also see a few showers and thunderstorms. Winds should be light out of the W. Overnight lows should fall into the 60s and lower-70s again (NNJ elevations to coast).
Sunday (July 17) high temperatures should reach the mid-80s statewide (maybe break 90 inland). Skies should be mostly sunny with humidity trying to trickle back in. Most of the state should remain on the “more pleasant” side but SNJ could start to feel soupy again as we head into next week. Winds should be light out of the S/SE. Overnight lows should fall into the 60s and lower-70s again (NNJ elevations to coast).
An early look at next week indicates an unsettled start due to another frontal passage. Tuesday looks like the more rainy/possibly stormy day. After that high pressure moves in for beautiful weather heading into next weekend. Let’s revisit on Sunday night. Everyone have a great weekend and be safe! JC