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Cool and unsettled conditions invade the Garden State

Cool, marine air invades New Jersey as the back door cold front pushes through
Cool, marine air invades New Jersey as the back door cold front pushes through
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A back door cold front has moves through the Garden State this morning which has allowed a cool, wet, and volatile marine air mass to build into the region. The good news is that the weather will improve significantly by this weekend!

Today through tomorrow, overcast skies with periods of showers can be expected as the back door cold front pushes to the west of the Delaware River. The showers, although widely scattered, will be capable of very heavy downpours leading to localized urban and small stream flooding. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph at times. Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 60's for highs and lower to mid 50's for lows.

On Friday, the cold front will retreat as a warm front. As the warm air invades, showers and thunderstorms will develop throughout the region. The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of wind gusts over 50 mph, hail, frequent lightning, and heavy downpours. Winds will veer to the southwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will range from the mid 50's for lows and lower to mid 70's for highs.

High pressure will take hold Saturday on through Monday with clear skies to scattered cloud cover. Winds will be light and variable through the period. Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 50's for lows and lower to mid 70's for highs.

On Tuesday, a cold front will advance on the region with showers and thunderstorms by the evening. Winds will develop from the southwest at 10 to 20 mph. Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 60's for lows and mid to upper 70's for highs.