Enjoy the pleasant weather Thursday, New Jersey, as our weather will turn more humid and unsettled as the weekend approaches.

The dry air certainly took its sweet time in filtering into New Jersey on Wednesday. But it's finally here, and we will reap the benefits of comfortable temperatures and pleasant weather on Thursday.

With thermometers reading 50 across most of the Garden State Thursday morning, the coolest temperatures we have seen in almost a week. The sky should feature plenty of sunshine for the first half of Thursday, before fair-weather clouds dot the sky Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures should end up right around or just below mid-June normals, with forecast highs in the mid to upper 70s. Along the coast, especially on barrier islands, a light on-shore breeze will keep temps considerably cooler (closer to 70 degrees).

Our atmosphere will remain dry for Thursday night too, allowing temperatures to fall to around the 60 degree mark by Friday morning. Probably a few degrees warmer than Thursday morning, but it will still be quite comfortable.

Unfortunately, the respite from thick clouds and high humidity will be short-lived, as both increase again on Friday. I think the day may turn a bit grey, keeping things cool — high temperatures will be limited to the lower to mid 70s. In addition, models are showing scattered showers possible too. It won't be a washout, but someone will get wet.

And the upcoming weekend? Eh. Mixed news once again, as our weather will remain somewhat unsettled. A warm front will push warmer and very humid air into New Jersey. With the noticeable increase in humidity, and with that front in the neighborhood, hit or miss showers and/or thunderstorms will be possible at any given time Saturday and Sunday. Because of the increased atmospheric moisture, locally heavy downpours will be possible too.

Saturday's forecast highs are in the lower 80s, while Sunday should push into the mid 80s.

Monday looks warm, humid, breezy, and cloudy. Eventually, a cold front will sweep out the humidity, along with a period of steady to heavy rain. Looks like that slow-moving front will creep into NW NJ around Monday afternoon, and may linger around the state through Tuesday morning.

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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