Warm Sunny Weekend Expected (Aug 26-28)
Friday looks a little muggy but the rest of the weekend looks pretty good. Let’s break it down…
Disco: A weak frontal boundary will move through between tonight and tomorrow afternoon/evening. Ahead and along this boundary will be warmer and more humid conditions with temperatures likely approaching/breaking 90 statewide, especially away from the ocean. Only a small chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms exists along this boundary given its weaker nature. Once through, Friday night through at least Sunday morning should feature reduced humidity and temperatures. We’ll likely deal with light onshore flow from the return side of departing high pressure to our N/NE. Humidity could then return on Sunday as the high pressure return flow brings southerly winds back to the region, but not as bad as Friday.
Friday (Aug 26) high temperatures should reach into the 90s for interior CNJ/SNJ. NNJ and coastal areas have a chance at 90 but could be held to the upper-80s. Regardless, a warm, sunny and humid day. Skies should be partly-to-mostly sunny with just a small chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm along the passing/departing frontal boundary. Winds should be light out of the SW ahead of the front and light out of the NW once the front is through. Overnight lows should fall into the 60s for most with coastal areas possibly remaining just above 70.
Saturday (Aug 27) high temperatures should reach the mid-to-upper 80s statewide. I suppose interior CNJ/SNJ could take a shot at 90 but humidity will be reduced with the frontal boundary through. A beautiful summer day! Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds should be light out of the E/NE. Overnight lows should fall into the 60s statewide.
Sunday (Aug 28) high temperatures should reach the mid-to-upper 80s statewide. Again, lets allow a small chance for 90 broken away from the ocean. Skies should be mostly sunny with humidity trickling back in from light S winds. Overnight lows should fall into the 60s statewide.
An early look at next week indicates rather warm and humid conditions heading into Labor Day Weekend. We’ll likely see highs in the upper-80s/lower-90s with noticeable humidity and thunderstorm chances. We’ll have to watch if any tropical remnants from Invest 99L try to slide up the coast later in the week into the weekend. Let’s revisit on Sunday night.
Tropical Forecast: Invest 99L remains weak and will likely bring at least a decent amount of rainfall to Florida. There still exists uncertainty as to how much it will intensify and whether or not it will go into the Gulf of Mexico. Gaston remains a fish storm. Follow the Eye Wall for all tropical information.
Stargazing Forecast: The moon is entering/in a favorable phase for stargazing due to a later morning crescent moonrise after midnight now. Friday and Saturday night could actually be decent.
Everyone have a great weekend and please be safe! JC