N.J. weekend weather: Cloudy and windy, with a few showers
This first weekend of autumn will not feature pristine weather, as a storm system delivers grey skies and potentially wet weather to New Jersey.
A storm system will slowly slide up the Atlantic coast this weekend, bringing a variety of "blah" type weather to New Jersey.
For Saturday, we will see an abundance of cloud cover throughout the day. Additionally, there will be a brisk wind blowing from the east-northeast, gusting as high as 35 mph (especially along the Jersey Shore). While there could be a stray shower at any given time on Saturday, I think most of New Jersey will stay mostly dry for the first half of the weekend. Meanwhile, high temperatures will reach the lower 70s at best.
Rain chances are slightly higher for Sunday, but it's not going to be a washout by any means. Widely scattered showers are likely all day, throughout the entire state. The latest models have dried out Sunday's forecast quite a bit - while there could be a pocket of steady or moderate rain, most of our precipitation looks light and showery. Overall, rainfall totals will be around a quarter-inch or less... Far from the "drought-buster" we could really use right now.
In addition to the rain, some gusty winds will compound Sunday's dreary weather. Gusts at or above 35 mph will be possible.
High temperatures on Sunday will be in the upper 60s in the cloudiest and wettest spots, and in the lower 70s where it is driest.
Back to Work and School
Next week's forecast is a bit questionable, as this slow-moving storm system remains in play. A few showers will be possible for Monday and Tuesday - but it's far from a sure bet at this point. We will generally enjoy a warming trend for the first half of the workweek. I would not be surprised at all to see some 80+ degree temperatures by Wednesday.