Shore weekend weather outlook: Rain won't spoil the fun

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This rather ominous future weather radar for 8 p.m. Friday, April 25 doesn’t mean you have to cancel Saturday’s plans for fun. Here are future radar maps to show you when it will rain this weekend in South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com This rather ominous future weather radar for 8 p.m. Friday, April 25 doesn’t mean you have to cancel Saturday’s plans for fun. Here are future radar maps to show you when it will rain this weekend in South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Just because it is going to rain this weekend, you don’t need to cancel your plans to have fun at Bayfest in Somers Point. Nor should you skip the ride down to the Wildwood Spring Rally for bikers. Perhaps you could trek out to the 12-hour Devil in the Dark sports car race at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Here are future radar maps to help you decide how long you can stay before heading back indoors:

Canadian low springs rain and moisture across South Jersey

Thanks to a low pressure system that is crawling out of the Great Lakes and into southern Canada, a pair of cold fronts will drop moisture across South Jersey and drop as much as three-quarters of an inch precipitation before all is said and done.

But don’t fret. Most of the weekend appears safe.

A sluggish low pressure system cowing through southern Canada will unleash two bands of rain on South Jersey this weekend./NWS A sluggish low pressure system cowing through southern Canada will unleash two bands of rain on South Jersey this weekend./NWS According to future radar, the first wave of rain will pass through South Jersey just after 8 p.m. Friday, April 25. Most of the first round of precipitation should be over by the early morning hours. Heavy rain is expected with half to three-quarters of an inch of rain expected.

Saturday’s second round of South Jersey rain

Thanks to the Canadian low pressure systems which will be vacationing in Quebec, a second cold front will pass through South Jersey on Saturday.

Yes, more rain will be in the offering.

According to advance radar maps, the first spotty rounds of precipitation will be wallowing through South Jersey during the late afternoon hours. The bulk of the precipitation may hold off until around the time of sunset with about a tenth of an inch of rain expected. Not everyone is going to get wet.

Spotty showers will move across South Jersey during the early evening hours as this 5 p.m. future radar map shows./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Spotty showers will move across South Jersey during the early evening hours as this 5 p.m. future radar map shows./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The chance for rain drops the further south you go, however.

South Jersey weekend temperatures

Look for South Jersey mainland high temperatures to reach the lower-70s on Saturday, but struggle to reach the lower-60s on Sunday. Areas along the immediate shore will be colder thanks to a sluggish-to-warm-up Atlantic Ocean.

Saturday will be the warmer of the two days in South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Saturday will be the warmer of the two days in South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com

 


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