Backdoor cold front could touch off showers

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A backdoor cold front will drop across New Jersey during the day today will have the potential to create pop-up thunderstorms and cool off yesterday’s summerlike temperature readings./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com A backdoor cold front will drop across New Jersey during the day today will have the potential to create pop-up thunderstorms and cool off yesterday’s summerlike temperature readings./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com A backdoor cold front that is predicted to drop across New Jersey during the day today has the potential to create pop-up thunderstorms and cool off yesterday’s summerlike temperature readings.

Here is today’s outlook with a possibility of a rainy Friday:

On the border Tuesday

Backdoor cold fronts – so named because of their east-to-west movements – can bring stark contrasts in temperatures. While South Jersey should be able to return to the upper 70s on Tuesday, May 13, North Jersey could be held to temperature readings that stay in the 60s.

South Jersey mainland high temperatures could reach 77 degrees Tuesday with a 20 percent chance of rain, mostly between noon and 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

The front settles to our south on Wednesday, bringing cooler conditions to South Jersey with temperatures remaining in the upper 60s with a 30 percent chance of rain under cloudy conditions.


 

Friday soaker

The combination of a stalled mid-week front and a Friday soaker could bring up to 4 inches of rain across portions of Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia./NWS The combination of a stalled mid-week front and a Friday soaker could bring up to 4 inches of rain across portions of Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia./NWS Weather forecasters are watching a strong cold front that is expected to move off the East Coast on Friday. This front could tap in to Gulf of Mexico moisture and deliver an inch or more or rain along the coast. However, areas along the Appalachian Mountains region of Pennsylvania and West Virginia could get hammered with more than 4 inches of rain by the time the moisture ends on Friday evening.


 

South Jersey mainland temperatures stayed way above average through the late-afternoon hours on Monday, May 12./Rutgers South Jersey mainland temperatures stayed way above average through the late-afternoon hours on Monday, May 12./Rutgers


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