Prolonged crisp autumn weather remains elusive at the Jersey Shore as forecasters say mild air will continue to reign throughout the upcoming week.
Temperatures will remain mild throughout the week, with Tuesday likely registering the warmest temperatures in the middle to upper 70s — or about 20 degrees above normal and humid — after highs in the lower 70s and mostly cloudy skies on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
But readings will drop into the middle 60s on Wednesday, still around five degrees above normal, and fall even more into the lower 60s by Thursday before rising slightly on Friday and Saturday. Sunday might be a little cooler.
Typical autumnal temperatures for late October are in the upper 50s. That’s not in sight this week.
Tuesday, along with its potentially record breaking temperatures, will also feature the greatest chance of precipitation this week. Showers and thunderstorms are likely as a cold front passes through the area.
Skies will clear for Wednesday, and pleasant conditions will continue through at least Saturday.