Cool mornings, sunny afternoons this week in N.J.
A quiet weather week rolls along for New Jersey, with above normal temperatures and a dry forecast continuing through the week.
Here are your weather headlines for Tuesday, September 15, 2015...
Beautiful September Weather
In my personal opinion, yesterday was the perfect September day... Beautiful blue skies, superb seasonable temperatures, and a lovely little breeze - fall was definitely in the air!
As the headline for this blog promises, we continue a streak of pleasant, quiet weather through the week. I hesitate to celebrate too much, as we're still running an unnerving rainfall deficit, despite last week's widespread rain.
Bright sunny skies will help high temperatures bump into the lower 80s for Tuesday afternoon - warmer than Monday by a few degrees.
It's always good to put our current weather and forecast in climatological context... Normal high temperatures this week are around 77°, while record highs range in the lower 90s. Normal lows are about 58° with record lows generally in the upper 30s.
We will continue a slow warming trend into Wednesday, with highs in the mid 80s - close to 10° above normal, but still a bit below records. Occasional clouds will dot the sky throughout the day as well.
Thursday and Friday will feature plenty of sunshine and consistent temperatures, in the lower to mid 80s. Furthermore, by Friday afternoon, it looks like a bit of moisture will return to our otherwise bone-dry atmosphere. Dew points will potentially increase into the lower 60s by Saturday, so it might feel a bit more humid amidst the warm afternoon temperatures. The increase in humidity will also lead to warmer mornings, with lows in the 60s instead of the widespread 50s.
Next Rain Chance
This long streak of dry weather looks to come to an end by late-day Sunday. An approaching cold front will lead to scattered showers and thunderstorms by Sunday afternoon and evening. Unfortunately the rain doesn't look well organized according to forecast models, so it's possible that many places in the state will stay dry from this front.
Another impact of this front will be felt on Monday, as temperatures take another step downward toward Autumn. Monday's forecast high temperatures are only in the lower to mid 70s - a far cry from this week's 80s!