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Cool and tranquil pattern sets in for end of July

After the cold front exits today, tranquil and cool conditions will take hold for final week of July
After the cold front exits today, tranquil and cool conditions will take hold for final week of July
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After a very stormy night with impressive thunderstorms producing frequent dangerous lightning, heavy downpours, hail, and wind gusts over 40 mph; a cool, dry Polar air mass will be in place for this week leading to some very pleasant weather conditions for the end of July.

A cold front will move through New Jersey by this afternoon with a few lingering showers possible. These showers are expected to be weak but will be capable of a brief heavy downpour. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will rise into the upper 70's to lower 80's for afternoon highs with dew points crashing through the 60's and into the 50's leading to very low humidity.

Tonight, high pressure will build into New Jersey with clearing skies towards morning. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures will fall into the mid to upper 50's over northwestern New Jersey and upper 50's to lower 60's over the rest of New Jersey for lows.

Canadian high pressure will remain in control tomorrow on through Friday afternoon with clear skies to scattered cloud cover. Winds will be light and variable for the most part. Temperatures will average near to below normal through the period. Low temperatures will range from the mid to upper 50's over northwestern New Jersey to the lower to mid 60's in urban areas and along the coast. High temperatures will range from the upper 70's to lower 80's outside of urban areas and lower to mid 80's in the Delaware River Valley.

Clouds will increase on Friday night with an area of low pressure approaching the region. Showers will return on Saturday and Sunday with some heavy downpours possible. The cold front will exit by Sunday afternoon with clearing towards evening. Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 60's for lows and lower to mid 80's for highs.