It’s nearly 70 degrees in many locations throughout the Garden State at 6:50 a.m.
Winter lovers: don’t fret. It’s returning Christmas Eve.
But for now, another warm day is on tap, with temperatures in 70s in many locations, courtesy of a strong southwest breeze. Skies will be generally overcast, with precipitation chances building throughout the day. Rain showers will increase tonight and continue through Monday, when temperatures will fall back to the low 50s by the evening.
Forecasters expect the heaviest rain in the southeastern portion of New Jersey tomorrow, although the threat area could shift toward the Interstate 95 corridor. Periods of street flooding are possible.
A northwest breeze will clear us out for Christmas Eve, and it will be the first winter day that actually feels like it should. High temperatures will be around 40 degrees. A snow shower is possible, but no accumulations are expected.
It will be clear and cold for Santa’s journey, continuing for Christmas. Tranquil and seasonably cold weather will continue for the remainder of the week.