Cloudy, rainy, but warmer start to the NJ work week
Seems like New Jersey's weather patterns just can't get it right! Snow flurries on Saturday gave way to bright, sunny skies Sunday -- but still with frigid, un-springlike temperatures most of the day. Those temperatures are heading higher early Monday...but otherwise it's a dreary beginning to the week across the Garden State.
Right now it's looking like we will have at least one day, later in the week, that feels like spring: seasonable temperatures and plenty of sun. Not yet, though.
We begin the week with some April showers, mostly north and west of the NJ Turnpike today, with highs in the mid-50s in North Jersey and mid-60s in South Jersey. The rain looks to become more widespread overnight, especially after midnight, leading to likely precipitation across the state on Tuesday. Highs will settle into the mid-60s, but the wind will pick up a bit (no more than 25 mph) so between that and the rain, it may feel a bit cooler.
Morning clouds east of the Parkway on Wednesday will finally give way to sun, though temperatures will fall back into the mid-50s. By Thursday, though, we should be able to put it all together: sunny skies, mid-60s highs...before showers are back in the forecast late Friday.
Meteorologist Dan Zarrow is on vacation and returns Monday, April 18. Patrick Lavery produces "New Jersey's First News" and is New Jersey 101.5's morning drive breaking news reporter.