NJ will close out out May with fog, showers, and some sun
Breaks of sunshine Wednesday afternoon and Thursday will warm temperatures well into the 70s, at least.
In the past few days, I've seen a growing number of social media posts lamenting over our extended stretch of cloudy, cool, wet weather. This will go down as one of the wettest May months on record here in New Jersey. So where is Summer?!?! Unfortunately, there's no sustained warmup in sight, although we will see a bit of sun and temporarily warmer temperatures to end May and begin June.
Wednesday is starting out very foggy, with reduced visibilities noted across all corners of New Jersey. (But hey, at least it's not raining.) Making your morning commute particularly dangerous will be rapidly changing visibilities from fog bank to fog bank. Thick fog like this usually takes a while to burn off, with conditions slowly improving by around lunchtime.
Once the fog is gone, we should get some solid breaks of sunshine Wednesday afternoon. So not only will it be a less gloomy and dreary day, but temperatures will warm to the near-normal lower to mid 70s. A nice recovery.
Your Wednesday forecast isn't all roses though, as our weather will remain unsettled. Scattered showers will be possible at any given time Wednesday, especially in the afternoon to early evening hours. A few thunderstorms may pop up from 4 p.m. onward, and could be on the strong side. Overall rainfall totals will be localized and low.
Wednesday night will feature variable cloudiness and a continuing shower chance. Temperatures will be comfortable, bottoming out around 60 degrees by Thursday morning.
What a way to kickoff June! Thursday's weather will be the winner of the week. Mostly to partly sunny skies! Dry weather! Highs climbing to the upper 70s to lower 80s away from the coast! It will be a lovely day.
Friday will start out fine, with sun and clouds and highs still in the 70s. We'll pick up a stiff breeze to about 20 mph by the afternoon hours. And then a cold front will put an end to the mild weather, and potentially spark a shower or thunderstorms. Best chance for rain from this front will be Friday late afternoon in North Jersey.
The forecast for Saturday is iffy, and I've seen the models flip-flop between "wet" and "dry" over the past few runs. At the moment, it looks mostly dry, with just an isolated shower possible and highs in the 70s for one more day.
Sunday, on the other hand, looks to bring a return to cloudy, cool, and rainy weather. Monday looks wet too. And probably Tuesday too. Yuck.