A Little Bit of Everything: Wind, Cold, a Warmup, Sun, Snow, and Rain
A front passing through New Jersey on Friday will cause a blustery, cold afternoon with a chance for snow showers.
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Friday morning temperatures are hovering in the upper 20s and we should reach a pleasant 40 degrees by lunchtime, with plenty of sunshine. An approaching cold front, however, will put a rapid end to those mild temperatures as cooler air rushes in. That front will kick up our winds dramatically for this afternoon, potentially gusting to about 35 mph. Additionally, the front will cause clouds to increase and temperatures to drop sharply. Even though we have a mostly dry atmosphere at the moment, the computer forecast models do indicate a chance for a few light snow showers pushing across the state as the front passes. No accumulations or travel difficulties are expected.
Cold Start to the Weekend
The combination of colder air and a continuing brisk wind will make for a bitterly cold start to the weekend. Low temperatures on Saturday morning will fall well into the Teens, with single digit wind chills likely. Highs on Saturday will only reach about 30 degrees, despite some nice breaks of sunshine throughout the day.
Sunday: Wet and Wintry?
We’ve been tracking a coastal storm system for several days, and this morning’s forecast pushes it a little further out to sea. There’s certainly still a chance for pockets of moderate to heavy rain, especially along the immediate coast. High temperatures will be in the mid 40s on Sunday - that’s why we’re talking about *mostly* rain from this storm system. However, depending on how cool temperatures are, there could be some wintry mix early in the day and/or some snow late in the day. But I don’t expect any significant accumulations. The precipitation could last into early Monday morning, before we clear away to sunshine and mild temperatures.