Typically in early to mid August, New Jersey would be dealing with the threat at least for hazy, hot, and humid conditions or perhaps a prolonged heat wave. This summer though has features very few hazy, hot, and humid days and so far not one heat wave. This weekend will once again feature cool, crispy, comfortable conditions as Canadian high pressure will be in complete control.
Today on through Sunday, Canadian high pressure will move from the Great Lakes to the New England coastal waters, providing clear skies to scattered cloud cover. Winds will veer from the northwest to northeast at 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures will average near to slightly below normal through the period. Low temperatures will range from the mid to upper 50's over northwestern New Jersey and lower to mid 60's over the rest of New Jersey. High temperatures will range from the upper 70's to lower 80's along the immediate coast and lower to mid 80's throughout the rest of the region.
Clouds will increase on Monday as an area of low pressure off the Virginia coast and high pressure over the coastal waters of New England create a strong easterly fetch off the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, broken to overcast clouds can be expected, however the region will remain dry. Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 60's for lows and upper 70's to lower 80's for highs.
A cold front will slowly approach from the west as a back door cold front drops southwestward through New Jersey from New England. As a result, overcast skies with widely scattered showers can be expected. The cold front will press through from the west on Wednesday with widespread rainfall, heavy at times. Temperatures on Tuesday will range from the lower to mid 60's for lows and upper 70's to lower 80's for highs. Temperatures on Wednesday will range from the mid to upper 60's for lows and upper 70's to lower 80's for highs.
High pressure will take hold by Thursday with clearing skies and cool conditions. Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 60's for lows and mid to upper 70's for highs.