One word describes the upcoming workweek: sunshine.
A low pressure system that brought the Jersey Shore unsettled weather for most of the weekend is now advancing through New England, allowing a strong high pressure system to build in from the south before settling over the area through much of the week, according to the National Weather Service.
Tomorrow will begin with a gusty northwest wind over the region, courtesy of a pressure gradient between the incoming high and the departing low.
“However, it will be dry with a generally clear sky,” a forecast discussion from the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly states. “Temperatures will be in the 70s, and it will be very comfortable.”
From there, it’s quiet through at least Friday.
Forecasters expect sunny skies and light winds, with high temperatures in the lower 80s inland and 70s along the coast. Wednesday and Thursday will be slightly warmer.
The overnight hours will be seasonably cool, with temperatures around 60 at the coast and 50s inland.
Friday is likely to be the warmest day of the period, as the high gradually moves offshore and a southerly flow returns, allowing high temperatures to climb into the 80s.
As of now, conditions are expected to become unsettled by the weekend.
“The next and only shot at precipitation in the period looks to be next weekend when a cold front is expected to pass through,” according to the forecast discussion.
However, models diverge with respect to timing and there is currently a lack of moisture, so it’s something to watch through the workweek.