Update: Taste of summer headed toward South Jersey

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To all of those people who predicted that South Jersey’s weather patterns were going to jump right from winter and into to summer…you were right. Well at least for the time being as summertime heat, humidity and thunderstorms take aim at a South Jersey Saturday./www.weatherbell.com To all of those people who predicted that South Jersey’s weather patterns were going to jump right from winter and into to summer…you were right. Well at least for the time being as summertime heat, humidity and thunderstorms take aim at a South Jersey Saturday./www.weatherbell.com To all of those people who predicted that South Jersey’s weather patterns were going to jump right from winter and into to summer ... you were right. Well, at least for the time being as summertime heat, humidity and thunderstorms take aim at a South Jersey Saturday.

Meteorologists say South Jersey’s first four-day venture into summerlike heat and humidity could begin May 10 and last until the middle of next week.

If all goes as predicted, South Jersey outdoor enthusiasts could get their first taste of mainland high temperatures in the 80s. Meanwhile, overnight low temperatures may barely drop into the 50s.

Doesn’t it seem like just a few weeks ago we were wondering if it would snow again?

South Jersey Saturday weather outlook

A cold front that’s scheduled to cross South Jersey during the late afternoon and evening hours Saturday will carry good news and bad news.

The good news is that most of the rain associated with the system will be gone long before it can mess up any Mother’s Day barbecue plans.

Now the bad news

A band of thunderstorms could move through South Jersey during the late-afternoon or early evening hours and put a dampter on your outdoor fun on Saturday, Mahy 10 according to the NAM model future radar./www.weatherbell.com A band of thunderstorms could move through South Jersey during the late-afternoon or early evening hours and put a dampter on your outdoor fun on Saturday, Mahy 10 according to the NAM model future radar./www.weatherbell.com The price we’ll pay, according to the National Weather Service, AccuWeather and the Weather Channel, is a soggy Saturday evening with a chance of thunderstorms in the early evening.

That means late afternoon and early evening plans on Saturday could be rocked by thunder and sparked by lightning.

The chance of rain is 40 to 50 percent in the late afternoon and early evening Saturday.

Despite the threat of rain, Saturday should be warm, hot and muggy with temperatures climbing in to the 80s, according to some weather models. The National Weather Service likes to keep Saturday’s high temperatures in the upper 70s, thanks to the still-chilly Atlantic Ocean.

About one-tenth of an inch of rain is expected to fall, except for areas where thunderstorms form, the Weather Service says.

Mother’s Day updated outlook

Any leftover rain should clear the coast by the early morning or mid-morning, according to the National Weather Service.

By the time the afternoon rolls around, Mother’s Day should be hot, with temperatures reaching the 80s and sunny conditions.


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