South Jersey, heat, muggy conditions could drive you indoors

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Tuesday's South Jersey heat index levels could approach 100 degrees during the time of the afternoon rush  hour./NWS Tuesday's South Jersey heat index levels could approach 100 degrees during the time of the afternoon rush hour./NWS Temperatures will climb toward th lower-90s over much of South Jersey on Monday, July 7./NWS Temperatures will climb toward th lower-90s over much of South Jersey on Monday, July 7./NWS The high pressure system that lured sunny, but seasonably refreshing weather conditions to South Jersey over the July 4th weekend, is leaving town just as the work week is about to begin.

Be prepared for rising temperatures, rising humidity levels, and a string of bad-hair days through at least Wednesday. Then a descending cold front will trigger thunderstorms, and hose off the heat, according to the National Weather Service.

Here is the weather outlook with graphs, maps and information to know:

South Jersey faces the heat

Theclockwise wind flow off a now-offshore high pressure system will make just miserable during the next few days, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

Monday, July 7 turns out hot with South Jersey high temperatures reaching 91 degrees. A southwesterly wind at 10-17 mph will raise the curtain on higher humidity levels.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Middle Atlantic States for heat index levels to reach the upper-90s on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures will be cooler along the shore.

A sluggish cold front will approach the Middle Atlantic  States on Tuesday, July 8. Unfortunately, it won't come soon enough to keep Wednesday's temperatures from climbing up into the middle-90s./NWS A sluggish cold front will approach the Middle Atlantic States on Tuesday, July 8. Unfortunately, it won't come soon enough to keep Wednesday's temperatures from climbing up into the middle-90s./NWS South Jersey heat builds on Tuesday

Tuesday could turn even warmer, forecasters predict, with temperatures reaching the middle-90s across the South Jersey mainland. To make matters even worse, heat index levels will top out near 100 degrees from the Jersey Shore through Atlantic County to the Philadelphia heat island, the National Weather Service says.

A stubborn cold front, a familiar-sounding forecast, will stagger across the Middle Atlantic States between Tuesday night and Thursday morning bringing overnight rain showers.

However, the cold front won’t come in time to keep Wednesday’s high temperatures for targeting the middle-90s once again across the South Jersey mainland

However, Thursday’s high temperatures may only reach 88 degrees thanks to a slow-to-arrive cold front.

Remember, late afternoon, early evening and overnight thunderstorms are possible Tuesday and Wednesday with a 30-percent chance of rain each day.

The earliest rain could fall as soon as 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, according to advance simulated radar programs./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The earliest rain could fall as soon as 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, according to advance simulated radar programs./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Keep informed

As they say in the weather world, conditions change so check back often.

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