Tonight: Nate moves towards CT with rain expected after midnight.
The end of our week is looking drier, less humid and cooler but our overall weather pattern remains warm. We won’t have to wait long, though, for the next round of rain.
There’s a chance of showers throughout the day, according to AccuWeather’s hourly forecast. One we’re watching for the morning commute before 10 AM, and another after 2 PM. It will still be warm but it will turn less humid as the day goes. There is also an approaching cold front to our northwest that will also bring some showers by Tuesday afternoon. Totals will range from a half-inch to 1 inch, with Cape May receiving the lowest amounts and northern Cumberland/western Atlantic counties seeing the highest.
TUESDAY: More numerous showers and storms. We’ll be positioned to the south or the storm, and thus will experience a southwesterly flow that will bring partly sunny skies, warmth, and humidity. However, the proximity of that disturbance coupled with the onshore winds off of the ocean should promote plenty of clouds from Wednesday through Friday.
Rain will come today, Columbus Day. The air will become crisper with highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and low-50s. The rain is in association with what’s leftover from Hurricane Nate that hit the Gulf Coast Saturday night. Blame a wind from the east for that. That might sound cool, but with dew points in the mid 60s signaling some surface moisture, things may feel a bit sticky.
This will mean above-average temperatures will continue along with the high humidity. The rest of the morning will be mostly cloudy, humid and mostly dry. Highs in the mid 70s. Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend… Then, we’ll get more rain next Monday, October 16.