Pleasant week ahead, save a rainy Tuesday

It has been a while since residents of the Tri-State Area have been able to look ahead at a weekly forecast without worrying about a major storm system. While this week will feature one day of unsettled weather, on Tuesday, the general theme will be pleasant — and Spring like, too. A high pressure system will hold on to just enough control of the atmospheric pattern Monday, allowing temperatures to rise into the 60’s and 70’s amid a modifying airmass. Southerly winds will actually kick up throughout the day a bit, but they will be warm — and highs may reach the 70’s in parts of Central and Northern New Jersey.

An approaching cold frontal system will bring showers and a rumble of thunder on Tuesday, but temperatures will rise into the 60’s during the morning out ahead of the frontal system. Clouds and showers will be prevalant throughout the day. But while rain will obviously hamper the forecast, it certainly won’t be a cold or dreary washout by any means. Once the frontal system comes through, clouds will clear out once again by Tuesday Night and the airmass will become refreshed with cooler temperatures aloft.

This will set us up for a very pleasant middle to latter part of the work week. Northerly winds and cool air on Wednesday will bring us a crisp, Spring day with highs in the 60’s and plenty of sun. Much of the same will stand true on both Thursday and Friday, although the latter may see an increase in clouds and a chance of showers late. Highs both days will be comfortably into the 60’s.

NAM model showing highs returning to the 60's after a rainy Tuesday.

NAM model showing highs returning to the 60’s after a rainy Tuesday.

The weekend forecast currently remains more up in the air, with the potential for another backdoor cold front (we know, we know). But currently, forecast models like the idea that highs will reach into the 60’s with a chance of showers both days. While it’s still a long ways away, it’s encouraging to see. At this point, things look to be trending upward for sure. After a long Winter, Sunday’s weather felt unbelievable — and this week will provide a few more winners as well.

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