Record-setting Saturday for South Jersey

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Record-setting temperatures on Saturday, Dec. 21 will usher in the winter season for South Jersey and melt away any chances for a white Christmas this year./NWS Record-setting temperatures on Saturday, Dec. 21 will usher in the winter season for South Jersey and melt away any chances for a white Christmas this year./NWS  Record-setting temperatures are expected to usher in the winter season with unseasonable warmth for South Jersey Saturday, Dec. 21 and melt away any chances for a white Christmas this year.

Records to fall on Saturday

According to the National Weather Service, the temperature across mainland South Jersey will reach 50 degrees by 8 a.m. and climb to the upper 50s by noon. Springlike, record-setting temperatures in the 60s will cover South Jersey from 1-6 p.m.

Nothing cool about the first days of winter

It won’t feel like winter when winter officially begins at 1 p.m., according to National Weather Service forecasts.

South Jersey mainland highs should peak around a record-setting 66 degrees with warmer temperatures the further south and west you go, the National Weather Service said.

Sunday’s high temperatures should climb up to an April-like 70 degrees on the mainland, almost 25 degrees warmer than normal for late December in South Jersey. Of course Sunday's high temperatures will set records for the date.

Temperatures throughout the weekend will be cooler near the waters of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the National Weather Service said.

Wet conditions on Sunday, Monday

However, Sunday’s warmth comes with a wet, wet price. A slow-moving area of moisture could produce rain as early as 1 p.m. on Sunday. Rain could last through Monday evening with 1-1.25 inches of rain possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday’s high should reach about 57 degrees in South Jersey.


 

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