Fall-Like Temperatures on Hold!

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~It was nice to get the low humidity and cooler air-mass this past weekend with morning lows in the 50s and afternoon highs in the 70s. Just like it has been for the majority of fall so far, any relief in humidity and higher temperatures will be short lived. 

~Temperatures through Thursday will average well above normal. Let's put it into perspective, the high temperature today (Oct. 2nd) at Atlantic City International Airport in Pomona, was 82 degrees and the low was 67. The normal high for today is 71 and the normal low is 51! That's a major deviation from normal, and it will continue Wednesday and Thursday with highs both days in the lower 80s and lows in the lower 60s with abundant sunshine. Be on the look out for some patchy dense fog developing at night and into the morning hours. Remember how cold this past April was? Making up for the lost warmth now! 

~High pressure sitting over southeastern Canada Friday and off the New England coast Saturday will bring an easterly flow off the cool, Atlantic Ocean waters dropping our highs down into the low and mid 70s. The low-level marine layer will also give us more clouds and a partly sunny day Friday and Saturday with lower humidity. Not the best beach day with easterly winds 5-15mph.

~Sunday and through much of next week (October 7th-12th) a large, synoptic scale ridge will develop over the eastern U.S. as the image above shows. The jet stream will be well to our northwest and any cold air will be a long ways away. Our friends in Canada won't share! High pressure will establish off the east coast and a dominant southerly to southwesterly flow will take charge. High temperatures next week will average in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s with a return of high humidity. The only good thing we will get out of this anomalously warm pattern is drier weather. Rain chances over the next 5-10 days will be on the lower side and/or brief with any frontal passage. With the wet summer and fall, and with the continuing high humidity as we go into next week, mold spores will remain through the roof! There does not seem to be a good signal for the return of consistent fall-like temperatures until after mid-month. October 2017 was very warm, and it looks like October 2018 will be following at least half way through the month. 

Alexander Bronsky, Meteorology Intern Snj Today News