The one great trend we have seen this Spring that hopefully continues into the Summer is that the weather pattern improves significantly for the weekend before going into the tank for the following week. We will see that once again this weekend!
The back door cold front, now well to the southwest of New Jersey, will start to retreat into New England by tomorrow evening. Scattered clouds to overcast skies can be expected today through tomorrow with periods of showers and thunderstorms. The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of very heavy downpours, frequent lightning, wind gusts over 40 mph, and hail. Winds will veer from the southeast to west at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 60's for highs this afternoon. Tomorrow, temperatures will range from the lower to mid 50's for lows and lower to mid 70's for highs.
High pressure will be in complete control Saturday on through Monday with clear skies to scattered clouds. Winds will be from the west and northwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will range from the mid to upper 50's for lows and lower to mid 70's for highs. Temperatures on Monday will range from the mid to upper 50's for lows and mid to upper 70's for highs.
A highly volatile weather pattern will return once again fro Tuesday on through next Friday as a warm front will stall over New Jersey. Scattered to overcast cloud cover can be expected with scattered showers and strong to severe thunderstorms. High temperatures to the east and northeast of the frontal boundary will range from the mid 60's to mid 70's. High temperatures to the west and southwest of the frontal boundary will range from the upper 70's to mid 80's. Low temperatures throughout the region will range from the upper 50's to mid 60's.