T-shirt weather will return to close out the week. A cold, northern front will attempt to hit New Jersey this weekend. However, only gusty winds and a few drops of rain will prevail.
Winds from the southwest will raise the thermometer through Friday. All this thanks to a fairly strong area of clockwise rotating high pressure that will be moving offshore during this time.
The result will be the end of temperatures below freezing.
Inland, morning lows Thursday and Friday will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s. For Atlantic City and the beaches, minimum temperatures will be between 45 and 50 degrees.
Our days will be warm, and any fall activities look great. Highs will be in the low to mid 60s on Thursday. Friday will be in the mid to upper 60s. I couldn’t even rule out a place like the town of Buena Vista, further inland, where the temperature reaches just over 70 degrees on the weekend.
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All of this is about five to 10 degrees above average in mid-November, which we haven’t seen much of this month.
Then we get to the weekend. Colleges began allowing classes, travel picked up, and weather forecasts became more important.
When it comes to this weekend in New Jersey, I have a few adjustments to the forecast. However, the expectations are basically the same. It’s a mostly dry weekend, with no travel issues due to wind on Saturday.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knight will try to remain undefeated at home on Saturday, November 4 when they take on the Maryland Terrapins. The Press of Atlantic City wants to send you into the game with this contest.
Rain is expected to start between 10pm and 1am on Friday night, and end between 6 and 9am on Saturday. During this period, there will be a dry time. The rain that falls should also be light.
After that, we’ll be rain-free for the rest of Saturday and Sunday.
Strong winds will blow from the north on Saturday afternoon and evening, with speeds ranging between 20 and 30 miles per hour. Winds will be in the 30s as well. Scattered delays will be possible at Atlantic City International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, as well as Newark Liberty International Airport.
Sunday will be breezy, but not as windy as Saturday. Here, winds will be northwest between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts between 25 and 35 mph.
High temperatures will range between 55 and 60 degrees on Saturday, dropping to the lower 50s on Sunday. Expect a general mix of sun and clouds on both days.
The biggest potential travel delay problem comes on the busiest travel day on record, Wednesday. A coastal storm should pass through next, bringing with it winds, rain and tidal flooding.
The good news is that the effects will be short-lived, because they will move quickly. However, if you’re traveling from the Deep South to the Mid-Atlantic or New England on Wednesday, be prepared for some delays.
Finally, a big shout out to North Wildwood United Methodist Church for having me back to speak on Tuesday. We discussed the most popular topic this time of year: winter forecasts. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, with over 35 people attending. Thanks for having me.
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