South Jersey 5-day outlook: Increasing temperatures, mid-week thunderstorms

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After South Jersey endured a chilly weekend when temperatures hovered in the mid-60s for much of Sunday, a mid-week warm front will walk through the Middle Atlantic States during the middle of this week. /National Weather Service After South Jersey endured a chilly weekend when temperatures hovered in the mid-60s for much of Sunday, a mid-week warm front will walk through the Middle Atlantic States during the middle of this week. /National Weather Service After South Jersey endured a chilly weekend when temperatures hovered in the mid-60s for much of Sunday, a mid-week warm front will walk through the Middle Atlantic States during the middle of this week.

Find out when the rain arrives and departs the area and just when temperatures will step back into the 80s with your 5-day outlook:

Monday morning chill down

Air flow across an abnormal amount of late-season snowfall allowed for cool temperatures to dip into South Jersey on Sunday, May 18./National Weather Service Air flow across an abnormal amount of late-season snowfall allowed for cool temperatures to dip into South Jersey on Sunday, May 18./National Weather Service The morning sun wasn’t bright enough this morning to fight off the waning effects of a brutally cold winter on Monday, May 19. Temperatures dipped into the upper-30s across portions of Atlantic County.

At 6 a.m. the temperature was 37 degrees in Mays Landing, 38 in Egg Harbor City, 42 in Egg HarborTownship and 52 along the Jersey Shore in Atlantic City. Woodbine, in Cape May County, also dipped into the chilly fun with a reading of 39 degrees.

Temperatures were unusually cool in South Jersey on Monday, May 19./Rutgers Temperatures were unusually cool in South Jersey on Monday, May 19./Rutgers The cold temperatures were created by the counter-clockwise flow of a low pressure system off Canada’s Newfoundland region. Winds and breezes circulating around the low were chilled by an abnormal amount of late-season snow cover in northern Ontario and Quebec. Though temperatures moderated as the air flow sank south, Sunday’s daily high temperatures across South Jersey were more typical of mid-April. They were not the kind of readings you would expect just one week before Memorial Day.

South Jersey returns to the work week in sunshine

High pressure takes over for the start of the work week and will deliver sunny conditions on both Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday’s highs should reach 73 degrees with Tuesday turning out evening warmer. Look for Tuesday’s South Jersey mainland high temperatures to lift to about 78 degrees with increasing clouds late in the day.

A low pressure system will bring heavy rain to the great lakes and a few hours of possible thunderstorms on Wednesday evening. Rainfall in South Jersey should total about a quarter-inch./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com A low pressure system will bring heavy rain to the great lakes and a few hours of possible thunderstorms on Wednesday evening. Rainfall in South Jersey should total about a quarter-inch./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Mid-week thunderstorms

A warm front will race through the area on Wednesday, bringing warmer temperatures, muggy air and the chance for thunderstorms.

Wednesday’s high could reach 77 degrees, despite heavy cloud cover. Rain and thunderstorms could come late in the day and stretch into the early morning hours on Thursday.

The heat returns on Thursday when sunny conditions will fuel high temperatures to about 80 degrees. A late-night cold front will cross the area. Though clear conditions will continue for much of Friday, high temperatures will only reach the lower 70s.

 

 

 

 

 


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