South Jersey weekend offers cool temperatures, possible rain

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The same high pressure system that delivered cool morning temperatures in the lower-50s on Friday, Aug. 15, will keep the rest of the weekend cooler than normal despite sunny conditions, according to the National Weather Service./NWS The same high pressure system that delivered cool morning temperatures in the lower-50s on Friday, Aug. 15, will keep the rest of the weekend cooler than normal despite sunny conditions, according to the National Weather Service./NWS The same high pressure system that delivered cool morning temperatures in the lower 50s on Friday, Aug. 15, will keep the rest of the weekend cooler than normal despite sunny conditions, according to the National Weather Service. However, there’s a chance of rain on Sunday. Here is the latest forecast:

Friday high, Sunday low

A high pressure system is dropping out of eastern Canada today will continue to settle to the east through Sunday, pulling a northerly breeze with it. As a result, much of the Middle Atlantic and New England states will enjoy temperatures that are 5-10 degrees cooler than normal on Friday and early Saturday.

Tempertures dropped into the lower 50s on Friday, Aug. 15, feeling more like fall than summer across South Jeresy./Rugters Tempertures dropped into the lower 50s on Friday, Aug. 15, feeling more like fall than summer across South Jeresy./Rugters It was so cool that areas near Mays Landing, Laureldale and Egg Harbor City dropped into the lower-50s on Friday, Aug. 15.

While South Jersey mainland high temperatures are expected to reach the lower 80s in mid-August, much of Friday was spent in the middle-70s, instead.

The daily high temperature warms a little on Saturday and Sunday to more seasonable levels with highs reaching back into the 80s.

Then a cold front will drop in from the north on Sunday afternoon and forecasters are watching if an area of low pressure will channel some moisture along the front. Scattered  showers are possible on Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. Only one-tenth of an inch or rain is expected so no heavy rain is expected at this time.

The South Jersey weather forecast for the next seven days:

Here is the latest South Jersey weather forecast from the National Weather Service:

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

At 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, scattered rain showers will start moving from the west to the east along a cold front dropping down from the north, according to the NAM  future simulated radar./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com At 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, scattered rain showers will start moving from the west to the east along a cold front dropping down from the north, according to the NAM future simulated radar./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Sunday: Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

 

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