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Warm, humid, and unsettled conditions return to New Jersey

Summer conditions return to the Garden State with the threat for showers and thunderstorms
Summer conditions return to the Garden State with the threat for showers and thunderstorms
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The way this weather pattern is setting up, the best weather conditions for the week appear to revolve around the weekend, which is great news for the New Jersey shore. However, the weekdays will feature a constant threat for showers and thunderstorms as an active weather pattern locks in.

High pressure will slowly give way and shift to the east after providing outstanding weather conditions this past weekend. Clear skies to scattered cloud cover can be expected through tomorrow morning. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph as the high pressure system moves off the coast. Temperatures will rise into the lower to mid 80's throughout the region, even along the immediate coast. Temperatures tonight will fall into the upper 50's to lower 60's as humidity starts to increase towards morning.

Tomorrow, a rapidly weakening cold front will move through the Garden State by tomorrow afternoon. The cold front will weaken into a trough of low pressure by tomorrow evening but will still be capable of produce scattered showers and strong to isolated severe thunderstorms. The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of wind gusts over 40 mph, frequent lightning, hail, and very heavy downpours. High temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 80's throughout much of the region, upper 70's to lower 80's along the immediate New Jersey coast.

A series of weak cold fronts will move through the region Wednesday through Friday morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few isolated thunderstorms may reach severe levels. Otherwise, broken to overcast cloud cover can be expected. Temperatures will remain near normal however humidity will remain moderately high. Low temperatures will range from the lower to mid 60's. High temperatures will range from the mid to upper 70's along the coast and upper 70's to lower 80's throughout the rest of the state.

High pressure will take control just in time for Friday afternoon through Sunday with clear skies to scattered cloud cover. Temperatures will remain near normal for this time of year. Low temperatures will range from the upper 50's to lower 60's. High temperatures will range from the mid to upper 70's along the coast and lower to mid 80's throughout the rest of New Jersey.