Temperatures turn cooler too, but will remain comfortable and seasonable through the start of the upcoming weekend.

87 degrees on Tuesday! (At Wayne and Walpack.) That would be above-normal even in the middle of summer! I'm not ashamed to admit that I turned on the air conditioning for a brief time — it was just too warm and stuffy to sleep comfortably.

While we'll hold on to warm temperatures for another day, we do have some clouds, raindrops, and a cooldown to talk about.

Wednesday morning's temperatures are mostly in the 50s across New Jersey, with some sticky lower 60s in spots. Meanwhile, a cold front is driving toward New Jersey. That front will increase cloud cover and present a chance for showers by late morning.

The big question... Will the rain hold together as this front traverses the Garden State? The answer is probably no — models suggest the precipitation will fizzle by the time it reaches the coast. Parts of central and southern New Jersey may stay mostly or completely dry throughout Wednesday.

The rain will be only a minor hiccup in an otherwise beautiful week of weather. By Wednesday afternoon, sunshine should begin to increase again across New Jersey, leading to a decent afternoon. High temperatures should peak in the 70s away from the ocean. A brisk wind will kick up too.

Wednesday night will be noticeably cooler than the previous night, as low temps dip into the 40s across the state.

And Thursday will be quite a bit cooler than our recent warm streak, as high temperatures will be limited to the lower to mid 60s. But you know what? That's near-normal for mid-April, so we can call it comfortable. Thursday will be a partly sunny day, with a containing stiff breeze.

Friday and Saturday look good today, with mostly to partly sunny skies and high temperatures in the seasonable lower 60s.

Some changes will come around Easter Sunday, as we once again warm up into the 70s. That warmth and extra humidity will help to fuel some shower activity as a pair of storm systems impact the Garden State — one in the morning, and one in the evening. There should be ample time for outdoor egg hunts and other activities, but I'd caution to watch the forecast carefully as it continues to evolve in the coming days.

Dan Zarrow is Chief Meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter for the latest forecast and realtime weather updates.

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