You won't need that umbrella just yet. But by Friday, and into the weekend, there's a good chance it might come in handy here in the Garden State.

In Monday's forecast, a slight chance of rain was in the plans for far North Jersey, with the same outlook predicted for Tuesday. That repeat rain chance has since been dialed back, so Tuesday now looks to be simply a mix of sun and clouds across New Jersey.

Some residents may be waking up to patches of frost — and after Tuesday's high temperatures top out at 60, overnight lows dipping into the 30s make that a possibility again for Wednesday.

Wednesday itself brings that same combination of clouds and sunshine that has characterized the early portion of the week, though as we laid out on Monday, it should be a few degrees warmer, maybe up to 65, as Wednesday progresses.

Highs then settle into the mid-60s on Thursday, when the first recurrence of rain in the forecast will pop up in South Jersey. That chance is only slight, but by Friday and into Saturday, scattered showers become the story. Dan will have much more nuanced information about that later in the week as our weather picture comes into sharper focus.

Meteorologist Dan Zarrow is scheduled to return Wednesday, May 10. Patrick Lavery produces “New Jersey’s First News” and is New Jersey 101.5’s morning drive breaking news reporter.

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