Warm air to win the battle, but not the war

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Finally, it looks as though southerly warmth will win its mano-a-mano battle with frigid northerly air this week to bless South Jersey with a string of spring-like days lasting into the middle of next week./NWS Finally, it looks as though southerly warmth will win its mano-a-mano battle with frigid northerly air this week to bless South Jersey with a string of spring-like days lasting into the middle of next week./NWS Finally, it looks as though southerly warmth will win its mano-a-mano battle with frigid northerly air this week to bless South Jersey with a string of spring-like days lasting into the middle of next week.

And then, once again, there’s a chance for a possible dusting of snow. But first, let’s take a look at the warmth that the National Weather Service is calling for.

Mostly sunny Saturday leads to mostly sunny Sunday

Mostly sunny conditions will allow temperatures will reach a seasonable 52 degrees across the South Jersey mainland on Saturday, March 8 with light winds to make for a pleasurable spring afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. However, an overnight impulse could pass to our north and mix up with enough cold air to drop a few snow showers with nor real chance of any accumulation.

The second Sunday in March will feel like the second Sunday in February with South Jersey high temperatures remaining in the middle-40s with a chilly 11- to 17-mph northwest wind.

Workweek warmth, clouds

Just in time for the start of the work week, temperatures will climb to a high of 53 on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Because overnight lows will stay above freezing, South Jersey thermometers will have a good chance of approaching 60 degrees under mostly cloudy conditions on Tuesday. Right now the National Weather Service is calling for a high temperature of 59 on Saturday.

But the Weather Channel (63) and AccuWeather (60) are more optimistic in their temperature forecasts.

Wednesday wetness

However, the weather goes south, literally, on Wednesday, March 12 when a Tennessee Valley low pressure system will pass through the Middle Atlantic States. It will deliver rain as it crosses over South Jersey en route to a late-week date with Coastal New England.

A low pressure system will pass over New Jersey on Wednesday, March 12, creating day-long rain and the chance for overnight snow./Weatherbell Analytics, Weatherbell.com A low pressure system will pass over New Jersey on Wednesday, March 12, creating day-long rain and the chance for overnight snow./Weatherbell Analytics, Weatherbell.com The National Weather Service is predicting rain from Wednesday through Thursday morning. There is a chance of back-end snow showers to fall when the low pulls away during the early morning hours on Thursday.

High temperatures on both Wednesday and Thursday could reach the middle-40s, the National Weather Service said. New Jersey could be in for a wet Wednesday./NWS New Jersey could be in for a wet Wednesday./NWS

 

 


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