As a cold front continues to slowly exit out into the Atlantic Ocean this morning, disturbances diving southeast from the Great Lakes will keep the threat for isolated showers and thunderstorms in the forecast through tomorrow. The good news though is once again, excellent weather conditions are lining up for this weekend.
A series of weak disturbances will rotate through New Jersey today through tomorrow with scattered to broken cloud cover and a threat for isolated showers and thunderstorms. The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of a brief heavy downpour, occasional lightning, small hail, and wind gusts up to 40 mph. Most locations though will remain dry through tomorrow. The best potential for the showers and thunderstorms will be from 2 to 8 PM in the afternoon and evening. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures this afternoon will rise into the mid to upper 80's for highs, however humidity will be significantly lower than yesterday which will make for more comfortable weather conditions. Tomorrow, temperatures will range from the upper 50's to lower 60's for lows and lower to mid 80's for highs with low humidity expected.
High pressure will be in control for Saturday and Sunday with clear skies to scattered cloud cover expected. An isolated shower or thunderstorm is still a threat, however most locations will remain dry. Primary focus for any thunderstorm will likely be over northwestern New Jersey. Temperatures will be seasonable with lows in the lower to mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's to lower 80's along the coast and lower to mid 80's over the Delaware River Valley.
High pressure will shift off the Mid Atlantic coast for Monday on through Wednesday leading to a southwesterly wind at all levels of the atmosphere. As a result, a hot and humid air mass will return to the region which will be accompanied by the threat for showers and thunderstorms at any time. Fog and haze will also be an issue in the morning hours, reducing visibility at times. Low temperatures will range from the upper 60's to lower 70's. High temperatures will range from the mid to upper 80's but will feel like the lower to mid 90's due to the increasing humidity.