Warmer temperatures to come, but with a cost

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While forecasters say South Jersey mainland high temperatures on Sunday, Feb. 16 could be 20 degrees colder than normal, the mercury could soar later this week, producing our long-awaited January thaw./Climate Prediction Center While forecasters say South Jersey mainland high temperatures on Sunday, Feb. 16 could be 20 degrees colder than normal, the mercury could soar later this week, producing our long-awaited January thaw./Climate Prediction Center While forecasters say South Jersey mainland high temperatures on Sunday, Feb. 16 could be 20 degrees colder than normal, the mercury could soar later this week, producing our long-awaited “January” thaw.

But it’s all going to come with a price.

South Jersey Saturday

A quick-moving low-pressure system will skip to our south on Saturday, Feb. 15 before reaching the ocean and rapidly intensifying while it races up the New England Coast. As a result, rain and or snow could begin falling early this morning. Any snow could turnover to all rain this afternoon when the daytime high is expected to reach 42 degrees, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center. A brief changeover back to snow is possible early this evening as temperatures drop.

Total accumulation is expected to be less than one inch of snow in South Jersey.

Portions of New England will be under the gun for blizzard conditions on Saturday and could receive 6 or more inches of snow.

Less than an inch of snow is forecast to fall across most of Atlantic County, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center/NWS Less than an inch of snow is forecast to fall across most of Atlantic County, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center/NWS South Jersey Sunday cold

Gusty northwest winds will pull down cold air on Sunday, keeping South Jersey’s mainland high temperatures to about 23 degrees. That’s about 22 degrees colder than normal and about what you’d expect to feel back in January and up north in Toronto, Canada.

South Jersey big warm up

South Jersey temperatures are going to warm up in a big way beginning Tuesday when daytime highs could reach the middle 40s after a chance of overnight rain or snow. Temperatures could remain above the 40s for several days, according to long-term outlooks. Friday’s outlook calls for high temperatures to reach nearly 60 degrees in South Jersey.

Temperatures are expected to be several degrees above normal later this week./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Temperatures are expected to be several degrees above normal later this week./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com However, the price for all of the warmth could be rain, according to the long-term GFS model put out by the National Weather Service. Almost 2 inches of rain could fall during the next week. Next weekend could be a washout with rain forecast to be in the area from Friday through Monday morning, Feb. 21-24.

South Jersey rainfall could reach two inches duing the next eight days./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com South Jersey rainfall could reach two inches duing the next eight days./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com


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