~As if we haven't seen enough rain over the past several weeks, a wet and humid summer is transitioning into a wet and humid fall.
~An area of low pressure will move up from the south later today into tonight. With high pressure to the north, a strong convergence zone will set up along and just west of the I-95 corridor. This is where the heaviest rain will fall later today into tonight. 1-2 inches and locally higher in spots across VA, MD, central and eastern PA, northern DE, and western NJ. Rain is also expected for our area later this evening and tonight, but will likely be on the intermittent side. However, there will be scattered downpours and embedded thunderstorms which may produce locally higher amounts of rain. This should all exit around or just after day-break Friday. Lingering showers/clouds Friday morning should give way to partial clearing and peeks of sun in the afternoon. Afternoon highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s, leaning on the warmer side if we can break for some sunshine.
~High pressure will build in from the west later Friday into this weekend. This will set the stage for a BEAUTIFUL last weekend of September! Highs Saturday and Sunday mainly in the 70s across the area with abundant sunshine and low humidity. Friday night/Saturday morning lows in the mid to upper 50s, low to mid 50s Sunday morning. Some locations in the Pine-Barrens may have a shot at reaching upper 40s Sunday morning!
~A ridge of high pressure will build over the region again as we head into the first week of October. High temperatures next week will rise into the upper 70s and 80s with....."gulp" uncomfortable humidity returning after Monday. Rain chances as of now appear to be in the middle to later part of the week. This weekend through Tuesday looks dry! Stay safe and enjoy the beautiful weekend weather coming up!
Alexander Bronsky, Meteorology Intern Snj Today