Canadian high pressure will be in place just in time once again to provide excellent weather conditions to end the week and to start the weekend. An air mass with low humidity, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures is in place today that will make going to work rather difficult, mostly because you'll just want to be out doors someplace.
Clear skies to scattered clouds will be in place today with high pressure to the north of New Jersey. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures will rise into the upper 70's to lower 80's throughout New Jersey which will range from 6 to 12 degrees below normal for afternoon highs. New Jersey should have highs in the mid to upper 80's this time of year.
High pressure will remain in control tonight on through Sunday afternoon with clear skies to scattered clouds. High pressure will shift to the east of New Jersey by tomorrow night leading to winds veering to the south at 5 to 10 mph by Sunday morning. Temperatures tonight will fall into the upper 50's to lower 60's for lows. Temperatures on Saturday afternoon will rise into the upper 70's to lower 80's along the coast and mid 80's throughout the Delaware River Valley. On Sunday, temperatures will range from the mid to upper 60's for lows and mid to upper 80's for highs, which is basically normal for this time of year.
On Sunday, a deep trough will dig into the Ohio River Valley and Tennessee River Valleys. As a result, strong to severe thunderstorms will develop throughout the Ohio River Valley and eastern Great Lakes. By Sunday afternoon, a warm front will approach New Jersey with increasing cloud cover, however any showers or thunderstorms will hold off impacting New Jersey until the evening hours. The thunderstorms are expected to be weaker than the ones that develop to the west and southwest, however the thunderstorms are still expected to be capable of producing very heavy downpours, frequent lightning, hail, and wind gusts over 40 mph. Winds will veer to the southwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will fall into the upper 60's to lower 70's for lows by Monday morning.
A cold front will follow on Monday with widespread showers and strong to severe thunderstorms. The cold front will be slow to ext leading to showers lingering into Tuesday morning followed by clearing skies. Temperatures on Monday will rise into the mid 80's for highs. On Tuesday, temperatures will range from the lower to mid 60's for lows and lower to mid 80's for highs.
High pressure will be in control for Wednesday through Friday with scattered cloud cover to clear skies. There is still a risk for an isolated shower in the afternoon due to cold air aloft. Temperatures will average well below normal for this time of year. Remember, temperatures should range from the mid to upper 60's for lows and mid to upper 80's for highs. Instead, low temperatures will range from the upper 50's to lower 60's and upper 70's to lower 80's for highs through the period.