Tuesday, October 8, 2013
A pattern toward chilly and wet weather looking likely for NJ metro
There is increasing confidence based on the latest weather maps, that a chilly and damp pattern will develop for the second half of the work-week...
The weather models have consistently indicated the last 2 days that a weather system will parallel the southeast coast and then make a turn toward the coast Wednesday night and Thursday. It is in the finer details of how close this feature will be to the coast-line that will determine how much rain our area sees.
The forecast details will remain general as of this post, until more weather data confirms the closer track toward our region...
Wednesday is expected to stay dry, as the sun is filtered by high cloudiness once again, with highs in the 60s.
By Wednesday night, southern New Jersey may already see rain, and the rain is forecast to spread north into the rest of the Garden state, and perhaps as far north as NYC and Long Island by Thursday morning, or possibly waiting until mid-day for NYC and Long Island, as per one of the weather models.
Highs on Thursday will only reach between 60 to 65 degrees.
If the weather maps remain consistent, then the weather pattern will also remain the same on Friday -- with on-and-off rain and drizzle, with highs again, between 60 and 65 degrees.
Hopefully, but not for certain, the expected wet pattern will break by the weekend.
*** The shores of New Jersey and Long Island will see a prolonged period of high surf, rip currents, and above normal tides ***
It is these areas that look to have higher impact effects from the next storm.
More details tonight.