South Jersey gets a warm up after cold start

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South Jersey residents may get enough of a warm up to melt away yesterday’s 6-inch snowfall by the weekend, according to the five-day weather forecast put out by the National Weather Service. Unfortunately, we had to deal with sluggish car batteries, frosty breath and slippery conditions on the morning of Tuesday, March 4 when temperatures flirted with near-record lows./Rutgers South Jersey residents may get enough of a warm up to melt away yesterday’s 6-inch snowfall by the weekend, according to the five-day weather forecast put out by the National Weather Service. Unfortunately, we had to deal with sluggish car batteries, frosty breath and slippery conditions on the morning of Tuesday, March 4 when temperatures flirted with near-record lows./Rutgers South Jersey residents may get enough of a warm up to melt away yesterday’s 6-inch snowfall by the weekend, according to the five-day weather forecast put out by the National Weather Service. Unfortunately, we had to deal with sluggish car batteries, frosty breath and slippery conditions on the morning of Tuesday, March 4 when temperatures flirted with near-record lows.

Frosty start, but sun reappears

Thanks to a cloud cover that disappeared just in time to let all of yesterday’s remaining heat escape toward the stars, the digital mercury dipped to 6 degrees this morning. That’s the word from the National Weather Service recording station at the Atlantic City International Airport.

While it wasn’t a record, today’s lows were among the coldest March temperatures ever recorded in South Jersey.

But there is relief in sight in the form of warmer temperatures and not-so stormy conditions.

Also, a split-decision in the weather battle between a deep Canadian high pressure system and a meekly southerly area of low pressure should deliver an uneventful next seven days.

Well, let’s hope for all of those poor people with sore backs caused from shoveling way too much snow yesterday.

Tuesday’s troubles lead to Wednesday’s wonders

A sunny day will do little to take the chill out of 29-degree forecast high on Tuesday, March 4 across the frozen tundra of the South Jersey mainland. While temperatures should be living in the 50-degree neighborhood, we’ll end up being about 20 degrees colder than normal.

But for the rest of the week, temperatures will add a few degrees of relative warmth each day.

Cloudy conditions will remain in place for the rest of the week, thanks to an onshore flow created in the wake of our battling pressure systems.

Wednesday’s high temperature could reach 37 degrees and Thursday’s mark could stretch to 41 degrees. There is a slight chance of rain or snow possible Thursday night with just a tenth of an inch of accumulation of snow possible.

Late-week outlook

Temperatures continue rising, albeit at a snail’s pace. Friday’s high might get to 43 degrees and Saturday could reach 49 under mostly sunny conditions.

There is a 30 percent chance of rain or snow on Sunday when a very weak weather system passes overhead. The South Jersey high temperature on Sunday just might get to the middle-40s.

Monday’s highs could reach 49 degrees with the help of plentiful sunshine, according to the Weather Service forecast.

Trouble next week?

The bartender servinig up the mixed-drink of weather systems for the week of Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 15, has forecasters wondering what flavor they will receive.

A storm system is expected to pass up the Appalachian Mountains around Wednesday and could deliver rain to South Jersey, according to the GFS and Canadian weather models.

The snow-loving European model offers a different outcome with a north-of-Route 206 snow forecast.

 

 


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