As previously expected, today ended up with a tight temperature gradient, though the gradient was slightly further south/west than I expected. While northeastern New Jersey is only in the mid 50s, southern New Jersey is already reaching 80 degrees.
Rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue to move east, entering the rest of the area, and lasting until later tonight. 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rain is expected by the time that the rain ends across the area. I will soon start storm observations, with frequent updates as well as focusing on specific storms and what areas they might impact.
Weekend Forecast: Cloudy, Dry And Chilly
Temperatures are expected to remain chilly through this weekend. Tomorrow is expected to have high temperatures in the mid 50s, however due to the cloud cover, overnight temperatures are only expected to drop into the mid to upper 30s inland, and the lower to mid 40s in the New York City area. Sunday should be slightly warmer, in the mid to upper 50s, with mostly to partly cloudy skies. Overnight lows should be around those of Saturday night.
Next Week Forecast: Dry Start, Potentially Rainy End
Next week is expected to start out chilly, with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s on Monday, but slowly trend warmer, with high temperatures in the 60s, possibly reaching the lower 70s, by the second part of the week.
By the late week, some of the models are showing a light rain event, with colder temperatures once again entering the area for next weekend. There is still uncertainty on this time period, and whether it gets colder or warmer by next weekend, though at this time it does appear that some rain might be possible next Friday.