Forecast high temperatures through mid-week. Graphic created Sunday April 7th at 10:50pm.

Forecast: Spring warmth continues into Tuesday

Warm and pleasant spring weather has settled into the forecast area early this week, marked by a Monday which featured temperatures rising into the mid 70’s for the first time this year. Tuesday will feature much of the same, with temperatures running a few degrees warmer than they did on Monday afternoon. Despite the potential for some clouds early, winds are expected to shift to west-northwesterly by afternoon. The warm air aloft will have plenty of influence as well, with 850mb temperatures running over 10 C throughout much of the area. A bit of a gradient is expected throughout the area, with highs in the lower 70’s to the north of the city, and the upper 70’s to near 80 near the city and south of it over Central New Jersey.

NAM Model showing forecast highs throughout the area on Tuesday.

NAM Model showing forecast highs throughout the area on Tuesday. Notice the upper 60’s to lower 70’s north of the city, and upper 70’s to lower 80’s south of the city.

The seabreeze should be generally limited to the immediate coast on Tuesday, as well, with the offshore flow from the west-northwest. This will limit the progress of any marine layer as it attempts to move inland. The seabreeze had a much easier time moving inland on Monday with southeast winds off the water. Tuesday will mark the middle of the warmup for the area — with warmer temperatures expected once again on Wednesday. We hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are! (A backdoor front looms for Thursday with cloudy and drizzly conditions).

Today (Tuesday): Partly cloudy and warm, with highs in the upper 70’s to near 80. West-northwest winds around 10 to 15 miles per hour throughout the day, becoming noticeable and breezy in the early afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms. Lows in the middle to upper 50’s. West winds turning southwesterly around 10 miles per hour.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy and warm with a chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80’s. Southwest winds around 10 to 15 miles per hour.

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