South Jersey gets clearing conditions and cooler temperatures

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Clearing skies are finally in the weather forecast, after three days of cloudy, damp and miserable conditions combined to drop nearly 3 inches of rain across South Jersey. Here is the South Jersey weather forecast for the beginning of your work week and the start of August. Clearing skies are finally in the weather forecast, after three days of cloudy, damp and miserable conditions combined to drop nearly 3 inches of rain across South Jersey. Here is the South Jersey weather forecast for the beginning of your work week and the start of August. Clearing skies are finally in the weather forecast, after three days of cloudy, damp and miserable conditions combined to drop nearly 3 inches of rain across South Jersey.

Here is the South Jersey weather forecast for the beginning of your work week and the start of August:

South Jersey: Cool, but dry start

If you spent the weekend playing, working or listening to music outdoors, chances are you’re pretty damp. Since Friday,  it-coud-rain-at-any-moment conditions have covered South Jersey while a stubborn stalled front lumbered off the coast.

The National Weather Service reported 2.72 inches of rain had fallen since Friday at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township. Similar amounts were reported in Wildwood where hundreds camped out at the beach during the annual A Closer Walk event.

Thankfully, the weather pattern is about to change.

After a three-day, 3-inch rain fall, the South Jersey sky will be fairly dry this week with only a quarter-inch of rain in the National Weather Service forecast through Friday.

The lagging cold front that channeled the rain up the East Coast will depart for the Atlantic Ocean on Monday. Cooler and dryer air will follow in its place.

August cool down

Just like July, an area of cool Canadian air has settled over the middle of the United States and is working eastward. As a result, temperatures will be 2-5 degrees cooler than normal through the first 13 days of August.

Instead enjoying South Jersey mainland high temperatures that are in the mid-80s, we are facing a string of days in the low- to mid-80s instead. The only exception is Wednesday when a one-day warm-up will push South Jersey mainland temperatures to near 87 degrees.

I The areas of the United States that are covered in blue could experience temperatures about 5 degrees colder than normal thorugh Aug. 13./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The areas of the United States that are covered in blue could experience temperatures about 5 degrees colder than normal thorugh Aug. 13./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com t’s not going to be another so-called polar outbreak. But you may be able to leave the air conditioning off for a while.

Cool conditions could last until the second half of August when above-normal temperatures could return to areas along the I-95 corridor, including South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States.

Here’s the South Jersey weather forecast by the numbers:

Monday: Areas of fog before 7 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Tuesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Wednesday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is percent.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

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