Weekend Outlook 8/16-8/17

The beginning of the week featured very heavy rains for eastern portions of New Jersey, which area’s saw over 5″ of rain in a very short period of time. After the front moved through, temperatures dropped to below average temperatures (only reaching in the upper 70′s) and drier weather took over as High Pressure to our South moved in to make for very beautiful conditons. Will the beautiful weather continue for the weekend?

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Stormy Wednesday

Wednesday's Surface Map

Wednesday’s Surface Map

The beginning of the week has been a fairly quiet one, however we’ve been dealing with a slight increase of temperatures and humidity levels thus far. Wednesday looks to be the last day of the mid 80′s and elevated humidity levels as a cold front will be working it from the West and sweeping through New Jersey in the afternoon, bringing a nice cool down for the remainder of the week. Before we get back to the cooler weather, we first have to deal with the stormy weather that this cold front will be bringing us Wednesday afternoon thru evening.

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Sunday 8-3 Update

This weekend wasn’t a total washout but it sure wasn’t one of the better weekends we’ve had this Summer. The majority of the heavy rain that fell during the overnight hours and into early morning has all moved off-shore and conditions will begin to improve slightly as we progress through the rest of Sunday. Looking at the latest visible satellite (pictured below), you can see the clouds beginning to break a bit so peeks of sunshine will be seen through the remainder of the day.

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Weekend Outlook

For the majority of Summer, we’ve been extremely lucky on having beautiful weekend weather. This weekend will unfortunately not be in the majority for our great Summer weekends.

Friday's Surface Map

Friday’s Surface Map

Remember that cold front that came through earlier in the week and cooled us down? Well, that cold front has stalled just off the coast (pictured above) and will be making a slow retreat back towards the West to interrupt our weekend activities. Along the stalled front that will be swinging back towards us, there will be a weak low pressure system riding along the front coming from the South. Beginning on Friday, we will be seeing isolated showers/storms starting during the late morning hours and through the rest of the evening. It won’t be a complete washout but it looking to be a wet and dreary day. Saturday is currently looking like the wettest day with widespread rain and storms that will be present from the early morning hours through the evening. However, look for conditions to improve slightly as we head into Saturday night as most of the rain will be moved offshore.

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