After a dreary Memorial Day, the first work week of the traditional summer season in New Jersey features only one day when we can rule out the possibility of rain.

That day is Thursday, but before we get there, let's talk about Tuesday and a morning commute that already figured to be miserable following the long holiday weekend. Early drizzle and fog will usher in cloudy skies and the constant threat of a shower or thunderstorm during daytime hours, with highs anywhere from the mid-60s to the lower 70s.

Tuesday night carries with it a continued slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, with overcast skies and patchy fog developing late. Lows will be mostly in the upper 50s — some mid-50s in North Jersey.

On Wednesday, clouds will again be a main part of the story, with a possible stray shower or thunderstorm, though some clearing should take place by the afternoon. Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid- to upper 70s.

And that brings us, as promised, to Thursday, when temperatures remain mild ... a few degrees cooler than Wednesday ... and there will be plenty of sun to go around. Enjoy it, because the possibility of rain returns Friday and persists into the weekend.

Meteorologist Dan Zarrow is on vacation and will return Wednesday, May 31. Patrick Lavery produces "New Jersey's First News" and is New Jersey 101.5's morning drive breaking news reporter.

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