South Jersey weather: close, so very close to rain

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Rain associated with a slow-moving low pressure system will crawl along the Mason-Dixon Line this week, dropping several inches of rain across portions of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. South Jersey, however, might be spared from the heavy rain, according to the latest model outlooks. /NWS Rain associated with a slow-moving low pressure system will crawl along the Mason-Dixon Line this week, dropping several inches of rain across portions of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. South Jersey, however, might be spared from the heavy rain, according to the latest model outlooks. /NWS Rain associated with a slow-moving low pressure system will crawl along the Mason-Dixon Line this week, dropping several inches of rain across portions of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland.

South Jersey, however, might be spared from the heavy rain, according to the latest model outlooks:

Déjà vu all over again

For the second time in as many weeks, portions of the Middle Atlantic States are going to be awash with rains. Last week, up to eight inches of rain fell across portions of New Jersey while downstate New York communities set monthly rainfall records with a 13-inch rainfall.

This time, however, the threat moves a little west of South Jersey and the I-95 corridor.

The cold front that delivered bits of rain across Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Sunday, Aug. 17, set up camp and stalled across the Civil War battlefields of the Shenandoah Valley of West Virginia and the hills of western Virginia.

And it is marching nowhere soon.

Portions along the hilly Route 81 section of West Virginia could get 4 inches or more of rain before the rain clears the area sometime over the weekend.

An area of low pressyure will slowly crawl along a stalled cold front this week, dropping several inches of rain across West Virginia. South Jersey could get a half-an-inch or more of rain before the low pulls out to sea later this week./NWS An area of low pressyure will slowly crawl along a stalled cold front this week, dropping several inches of rain across West Virginia. South Jersey could get a half-an-inch or more of rain before the low pulls out to sea later this week./NWS Impact on South Jersey

Rain could come as early as Wednesday, Aug. 20 and last through Thursday, Aug. 21 in South Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. Currently, the National Weather Service believes the bulk of the moisture will stay to the south and west of the Garden State.

Between one-half and one inch of rain to fall on South Jersey between Wednesday and Thursday.

Daily high temperatures will remain seasonable or a degree or two below the mid-August average high of about 84 degrees through Saturday.

Here is the South Jersey weather outlook for this week:

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind 7 to 9 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 5 to 7 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. East wind 5 to 9 mph.
Wednesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

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