Mother’s Day weekend outlook: possible heat, possible rain

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Will South Jersey hit the 80s on Saturday? Will it rain on Mother’s Day? Weather forecasters are watching the 1,000-mile battle between a Canadian high pressure system and an area of low pressure crawling through the Midwest to find out. How they settle their differences will determine how much heat and – unfortunately – how much rain we get this weekend./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Will South Jersey hit the 80s on Saturday? Will it rain on Mother’s Day? Weather forecasters are watching the 1,000-mile battle between a Canadian high pressure system and an area of low pressure crawling through the Midwest to find out. How they settle their differences will determine how much heat and – unfortunately – how much rain we get this weekend./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Will South Jersey high temperatures hit the 80s on Saturday? Will it rain on Mother’s Day? Weather forecasters are watching the 1,000-mile battle between a Canadian high pressure system and an area of low pressure crawling through the Midwest to find out.

How they settle their differences will determine how much heat and – unfortunately – how much rain we get this weekend.

The NAM advance forecasting model indicates a rainy start to the morning communte on Thursday, May 8./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The NAM advance forecasting model indicates a rainy start to the morning communte on Thursday, May 8./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Soggy start to your South Jersey Thursday

A warm front hiking out of the Southeast toward South Jersey, the Middle Atlantic and England states will arrive later this evening armed with moisture, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

Though there are pockets of rain to our south this afternoon, a steady rain and possible thunderstorms could begin falling around 11 p.m. Showers and thunderstorm will continue through Thursday morning and could deliver between one-then and one-quarter of an inch of precipitation.

Despite much warmer temperatures to our west, an east wind off the chilly Atlantic Ocean will keep South Jersey mainland temperatures in the mid-60s on Thursday.

Friday could begin with a patchy fog before 11 a.m. before generally cloudy conditions take over later in the day. The high temperature could get to 73.

Wet and hot weekend?

If the warm front that arrives on Friday climbs high enough, it could allow temperatures to reach the upper-70s and lower-80s across portions of the South Jersey, according to the National Weather Service.

However, the heat and an approaching low pressure system could trigger and deliver rain anytime from Friday evening through Saturday evening, the National Weather Service says.

A line of thunderstorms could form in fromt of an approaching cold front that is associated with a low pressure system that will make its way east through Saturday./NWS A line of thunderstorms could form in fromt of an approaching cold front that is associated with a low pressure system that will make its way east through Saturday./NWS Saturday heat

Saturday looks to be hot and cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. Saturday’s high temperature could reach 80 degrees or warmer on the South Jersey mainland. The chance of rain continues during the overnight hours with a low of only 57 degrees.

Sunday sun, warmth

If the rain moves through the area as forecasters predict, Sunday could end up being a fantastic day to honor moms across South Jersey. Sunday’s high could reach 77 degrees on the mainland with mostly sunny conditions.  

Warmth continues

A southwesterly flow could keep high temperatures in the upper-70s on both Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.


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