N.J. weekend weather: Feeling like fall
A cold front has brought cooler temperatures to New Jersey for at least part of the Columbus Day Weekend.
It will be a dry and pretty pleasant holiday weekend for New Jersey, but we have some cooler temperatures ahead. Maybe the chilliest morning so far this season? Here's the rundown...
Following Friday night's rain, a cold front has been filtering cooler and drier air into the Garden State. Skies should slowly clear on Saturday, from mostly cloudy to partly sunny by the afternoon. Winds will also calm as the day progresses, gusting to about 20 mph in the morning and only about 10 mph in the afternoon.
The big story will be those autumnal temperatures, as highs only reach the lower to mid 60s across New Jersey. That will be about 5 degrees below normal for early-to-mid October.
As the core of the cool air mass moves over New Jersey, we are expecting some of the coldest temperatures of the season come early Sunday morning. Widespread low temperatures in the 40s will take over the temperature map on Sunday, with even a few upper 30s possible in northwestern New Jersey. We have yet to experience a frost this season in the Garden State, but it may happen Sunday morning in isolated spots of Sussex and Warren counties. In any case, get ready for a chilly start to the day!
Mostly sunny skies will warm thermometers nicely by Sunday afternoon. We will enjoy a seasonable finish to the day, with high temperatures near 70 degrees.
Columbus Day Monday
Abundant sunshine should continue into Monday, warming temperatures further into the mid 70s.
Our next rain chance could come as early as Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Dan Zarrow is the Chief Meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter for the latest forecast and realtime weather updates.