Midsummer heat returns Tuesday, Wednesday to South Jersey

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Some of the warmest weather in weeks and the first taste of summer since mid-July is about to set foot in South Jersey just as – ironically – the summer season is about to end./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Some of the warmest weather in weeks and the first taste of summer since mid-July is about to set foot in South Jersey just as – ironically – the summer season is about to end./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Some of the warmest weather in weeks and the first taste of summer since mid-July is about to set foot in South Jersey just as the summer season is about to end.

The same high-pressure system that is going to persuade Tropical Storm Cristobal to steer clear of the East Coast has another gift for South Jersey. It’s going to draw up a southwesterly flow of heat and humidity for a two-day mini heat wave that is expected to start Tuesday, Aug. 26.

As a result, South Jersey is going to get its first taste of above-normal temperatures since the end of July.

After a seasonably cool overnight low of 59 degrees tonight, Tuesday’s high temperatures will reach the lower 80s near the parkway in Egg Harbor Township. You’ll be able to tack on a few degrees more in areas such as Mays Landing, Hammonton and Sweetwater.

And there’s more heat where that came from.

Wednesday’s South Jersey mainland temperatures will flirt with the 90-degree mark for the first time since temperatures hit 92 on July 8.

Temperatures could exceed 90 degrees along the I-95 corridor cities of Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

But it’s been a cold time for South Jersey this summer.

South Jersey August chill

Since July 16, 37 of 40 days have been colder than normal according to National Weather Service records kept at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg HarborTownship.

So far, the 24-hour temperature at the airport has averaged 4 degrees colder than normal, according to the Weather Service. We’ve only reached 85 twice and that was on Aug. 5 and Aug. 10.

The heat will be short-lived however, a trend toward cooler than normal temperatures begins Thursday and lasts through the Labor Day weekend.

Here is the latest South Jersey weather forecast:

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind around 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Labor Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

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