More Heat and Spot Storms for NJ Tuesday, Turning Springlike Wednesday
High temperatures will be about 10 degrees above normal on Tuesday and 10 degrees below normal Wednesday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms both days.
Here are your weather headlines for Tuesday, June 7, 2016...
One More Day of Heat and Humidity
So far, every day except one of June 2016 has reached 80 degrees somewhere in New Jersey. (In case you're playing along at home, the lone exception was Friday the 3rd.) Our streak of mostly hot and humid weather will continue for one more day Tuesday, before a cooldown ensues for the second half of the workweek.
Tuesday morning's temperatures are in the sticky 70s in spots. And we'll top out in the mid to upper 80s for Tuesday afternoon. Satellite imagery shows skies are clearing across New Jersey, so most of the state should enjoy sunny skies by the afternoon. An exception to the sunshine may be along the Jersey Shore, where clouds hang on a little bit longer. (We'll still call it partly sunny.) A stiff southwesterly breeze will keep the very warm air moving around.
Additionally, as a storm system passes just north of New Jersey, a few spot thunderstorms may fire up Tuesday afternoon. The latest models show these storms will be isolated and short-lived (at best). I don't think it's a huge concern for today, and any severe weather concerns will also remain isolated. Just keep an eye on the sky and possibly keep an umbrella handy between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Wednesday = Spring-y
We'll begin Wednesday with a marked decrease in humidity and temperature - I suspect you will notice it immediately upon walking out the front door in the morning. Wednesday's high temperatures will only reach the upper 60s to lower 70s. So Wednesday afternoon will only be as warm as Tuesday morning. Yeah, that's a pretty significant cooldown!
But I really can't call 70s uncomfortable. The only issues for Wednesday will be a brisk westerly wind (gusting over 25 mph), and scattered showers in the afternoon hours. Otherwise, enjoy what would be a typical early Spring day with a mix of sun and clouds.
Temperatures will bottom out Thursday morning, with lows in the 40s for many in the Garden State. I don't think a late-season frost is likely, with the coldest spot only dropping to about 45 degrees. (We start to worry about frost when the thermometers falls to 37 degrees.)
Pleasant Stretch of Weather
Temperatures on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will stay a bit below seasonal normals. However, with plentiful sunshine and a refreshing breeze, I still can't find anything particularly negative to say about the forecast. Highs for all three days will reach the mid 70s. Thursday looks to be the breeziest day, and Saturday looks to feature the most clouds.
Our next chance for rain is scheduled for late Saturday night into early Sunday morning from an odd clipper system that swings through from northwest to southeast. This fast-moving system will provide a brief shot of rain to the entire Garden State. But according to the early look at the forecast it hopefully will not affect your weekend plans.