Is this November or June? If you took away the date and looked at the pattern overall, you might say November as a low pressure track normally seen in the winter brings moderate to heavy rain to New Jersey this morning.
The good news is this low pressure system is moving relatively quickly with moderate to heavy rain expected through 11 AM over western New Jersey and 1 PM over eastern New Jersey followed by only a few lingering showers. Rainfall totals of a half an inch to an inch and a half is expected by the time the low pressure system exits. I should note that typically in the Summer, precipitation comes in the form of thunderstorms in short burst rather than these moderate to heavy rain events typically seen in late Fall and in the Winter. As such, we will likely already be well on the way for above normal rainfall totals for the Garden State this month. Winds will back to the northwest at 5 to 15 mph this afternoon, 10 to 20 mph this evening. Temperatures will rise into the lower to mid 70's along the New Jersey coast and mid to upper 70's in the Delaware River Valley.
Tonight through tomorrow morning, a few disturbances will move through the region on the back side of the trough over the northwestern Atlantic which will keep the threat for widely scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. Clearing skies are expected by tomorrow afternoon as high pressure takes control. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will fall into the mid to upper 50's for lows. High temperatures will range from the mid 70's along the coast and upper 70's to lower 80's throughout the rest of the state.
High pressure will be in complete control Saturday and Sunday with clear skies to scattered clouds. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 60's for lows and lower to mid 80's for highs. Slightly cooler conditions can be expected along the immediate coast with upper 70's to lower 80's on the beach. Overall, another great period of weather is lining up for this weekend.
A series of weak cold fronts will move through New Jersey on Monday through Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms. The thunderstorms will have the ability to reach severe levels. Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 60's for lows and lower to mid 80's for highs.