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You been through a short week, but the week felt like 10 days right with overcast skies, cool temperatures, and periods of rain. Well, your reward for getting through the week is on the way as perfect weather for any outdoor activity is on the way. Are you ready for clear skies, low humidity, and comfortable temperatures? Yes, I know you are.

A disturbance will dive south today while the back door cold front collapses. Scattered cloud cover can be expected throughout much of New Jersey with a few isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The thunderstorms that develop will move slowly and will be capable of very heavy downpours, wind gusts over 40 mph, frequent lightning, and small hail. Winds will veer from the south to the northeast at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will rise into the lower to mid 70's for highs this afternoon.

Tonight, a few isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening will give way to clearing skies towards morning. Winds will be from the north and northeast at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will fall into the mid to upper 50's for lows.

Tomorrow through Monday, high pressure will be in control with scattered clouds to clear skies. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 15 mph, becoming light and variable by Sunday. Temperatures will be near normal through the weekend with low humidity. Low temperatures will range form the lower to mid 50's. High temperatures will range form the mid to upper 70's.

A warm front will approach and stall over New Jersey on Tuesday followed by a series of disturbances moving along the boundary Wednesday and Thursday. As a result, scattered to overcast cloud cover can be expected with periods of showers and thunderstorms. These thunderstorms will have a potential to reach severe levels. Temperatures will vary significantly depending on the location of the frontal boundary. Low temperatures will range from the lower to mid 60's throughout the state. High temperatures will range from the upper 70s' to mid 80's to the west of the frontal boundary and upper 60's to mid 70's to the east of the frontal boundary. The coolest locations are likely along the New Jersey coast and northeastern New Jersey.