The marine air that has been causing the cool, soggy conditions to start to week departs tonight as a cold front sweeps through the region, forecasters say.
As high pressure builds in, drier air filters into the region, lasting through most of the weekend.
For Memorial Day weekend, the National Weather Service expects pleasant and dry conditions Friday through the daytime hours on Sunday.
But temperatures will likely be below normal through Sunday, with temperatures possibly departing from the average by 10 degrees.
At the beaches, the current NOAA forecast calls for temperatures in the lower 70s on Friday, dropping back to the 60s on Saturday. By Sunday, we’ll be getting close to 70, and even warmer on Memorial Day, reaching the lower 70s.
Temperatures inland will be in the 70s all holiday weekend, with Saturday the coolest day in the lower 70s and Memorial Day approaching 80 degrees.
Clouds may begin to increase later in the day Sunday, and showers are possible at night.
Uncertainty reigns for Memorial Day, but “it’s still possible it will be rain-free,” a National Weather Service forecaster at the Mount Holly, NJ office wrote in a forecast discussion.