A prolonged fall crisp remains elusive at the Jersey Shore, and if forecasters are correct, it won’t be coming anytime soon.
After registering the fourth warmest October on record at Atlantic City International Airport, the first days of November are looking to feature mostly above normal temperatures.
After a just slightly below normal high temperature of 60 degrees on Wednesday, temperatures on Thursday will warm to near 10 degrees above normal followed by 10 to 15 degrees above normal on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Saturday will cool to around five degrees above normal, warming on Sunday, and 10 to 15 degrees above normal on Monday. By Tuesday, temperatures will drop to the 50s.
For the period of Nov. 6 though Nov. 10, on average, the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center forecasts between a 70 and 80 percent chance of above normal temperatures in New Jersey. A 40 to 50 chance of similar temperatures continues through Nov. 14.
But that doesn’t imply summer-like heat.
In Toms River, the normal high temperature for Nov. 8 is around 59 degrees, according to the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist.
And what about the second half of the month? AccuWeather.com forecasters don’t see long-lasting cold blasts.
“From mid- to late-November, air masses moving out of central Canada and into the Northeast could briefly knock down temperature departures to average at times, but temperatures are expected to remain above normal overall,” AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said in a report.