Labor Day, first week of school forecast

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Labor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of several days, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid conditions just as the school year starts./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Labor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of several days, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid conditions just as the school year starts./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Labor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of the season, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid air just as the school year starts.

90-degree temps to settle into South Jersey

If you were wondering what happened to the summer of 2014, a no-so refreshing reminder is building in the winds that will soon turn out of the southwest.

Call it a reality check.

Call it a twist of fate.

Call it a bad deal.

By any other name it is still the same thing: hazy, hot and humid and just in time for Labor Day.

Thanks to a slow-moving high pressure system, most of the Labor Day weekend will remain dry while daily high temperatures get progressively warmer, according to the National Weather Service.

Showers will try to reach South Jersey late Sunday evening./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Showers will try to reach South Jersey late Sunday evening./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com You haven’t packed the swimsuit yet, have you?

Even the memory of this morning’s cool 60-degree temperatures that chilled most of South Jersey’s Pine Barrens will burn away by Sunday.

Overnight temperatures won’t get much lower than 70 degrees during the next week in South Jersey, making for unpleasant sleeping conditions. A muggy air mass will create bad hair days.

Once again, it will time to crank up lock up the windows and turn on the air conditioning.

For the first time this year, hot temperatures will stick around for more than just a day or so, according to the National Weather Service.

Labor Day forecast

Most of the Labor Day weather forecast is what you would order if you are planning an outdoor barbeque, a day at the beach, a ride in the woods or a trip to your favorite golf course.

Saturday will remain mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid-80s.

Sunday turns cloudy with a 20-percent chance of rain during the afternoon, and a greater chance of rain toward the late evening hours, according to NAM simulated radar. High temperatures will creep close to 90.

There is a 30-percent chance of rain on Monday, looking as though it might fall as early as the afternoon hours.

About a quarter-inch of rain is expected in South Jersey on Monday afternoon./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com About a quarter-inch of rain is expected in South Jersey on Monday afternoon./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The timing for Monday’s rain will become more clear on Sunday so the day may not be a complete washout. About a quarter-inch of rain is expected to fall through Thursday.

South Jersey heat wave forms

An area of high pressure will move of the coast during the weekend and remain in place through at least midweek.

A persistent southwesterly breeze will continue to pump hot air across the area.

As a result, sunny conditions will prevail most of the time with heat-of-the-day thunderstorms possible during the afternoon and early evening hours.

South Jersey mainland daily high temperatures could reach 90 degrees from Sunday through Thursday. Higher temperatures – perhaps the mid-90s – will cover much of the I-95 corridor area until then.

There is a chance that South Jersey temperature forecasts could creep up into the mid-90s for the latter part of the heat wave.

Back to School forecast

For children heading back to school on Thursday, Sept. 4, the current outlook is for generally, sunny but warm conditions. Bus stop temperatures will be in the lower-70s. Afternoon temperatures could be around 90 degrees, according to some weather forecast models. No chance of rain, however.

Here is the latest from the National Weather Service:

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 5 to 7 mph.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
About a quarter-inch of rain is expected to fall in South Jersey through Thursday./NWS About a quarter-inch of rain is expected to fall in South Jersey through Thursday./NWS Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Labor Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

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