Cooler Temperatures on the Way, Snow Possible Next Week
The winter season is not over yet and we will see some cooler temperatures and a shot of snow by next week.
Yesterday’s Rain Event
The bulk of the rain was located in northern parts of New Jersey, while southern New Jersey received upwards of about half an inch of rain.
Warren county received the most rain with 1.89 inches.
What’s Happening Today into Tomorrow
Temperatures will get to the mid 50s today and there is a slight chance of rain this afternoon.
A cold front will pass through this evening, which will give us below-normal temperatures for tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to only be in the upper 30s to low 40s. This is about 10 degrees cooler than our average temperature of this time of the year.
Not only will temperatures be cooler than normal, it will also be windy tomorrow as winds will be gusting up to 30 miles per hour in some places.
What’s Happening this Weekend and Next Week
Temperatures on Friday will return to normal, as we are expected to get into the upper 40s. And may even hit 50 plus in some local areas.
A fast-moving low pressure system will move into our area Friday night into Saturday. This may give us a slight chance of precipitation. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30 to 40 percent chance of precipitation Friday night into Saturday.
If temperatures get cold enough, northern parts of New Jersey may see some snow. But this system will not be strong enough to produce any significant accumulations of snow.
Some models are suggesting snow on St. Patty’s day. 850 millibar temperatures seem cold enough as the 0 degree isotherm is south of New Jersey. The jet stream at 300 millibars suggests some upward vertical motion. Again this will probably not be anything significant.
Next Tuesday is what meteorologists are keeping their eye on. There may be a potential for a significant snowstorm.