A mostly calm week ahead; temps on a roller coaster ride

     The visible satellite at 12:45 p.m. today, indicating mostly clear skies over New Jersey and immediately adjacent areas.

    The visible satellite at 12:45 p.m. today, indicating mostly clear skies over New Jersey and immediately adjacent areas.

    There’s plenty of sunshine this afternoon, but as you’re likely well aware, it’s cold. At 8:00 a.m., temperatures ranged from 18 degrees in Pequest, Warren County to 40 degrees in Point Pleasant, Ocean County. Temperatures will be one a roller coaster ride this week. 

    Mostly sunny today. Most locations will be in the 40s, with around 50 degrees possible at the beaches if the winds go northeast. Clouds will begin to build on Tuesday, when temperatures begin to slowly moderate (highs in the low 50s in the highest elevations, mid 50s inland, and upper 50s at the coast). More clouds for Wednesday and Thursday, and warm: temperatures in the 60s both days, and possibly nearly 70 degrees for many areas on Thursday, when showers are possible.

    Drier air and clearer skies will arrive when high pressure begins to build on Friday, lasting through the weekend. We’ll be back to near normal temperatures (mid to upper 50s).

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