Mostly seasonable weather ahead this week

     A recent sunrise as seen from Belmar by @belmaratsunrise via #JSHN/Instagram.

    A recent sunrise as seen from Belmar by @belmaratsunrise via #JSHN/Instagram.

    After a recent short stretch of unseasonably warm weather, this week ahead is looking mostly seasonable in terms of both temperatures and precipitation. 

    After showers today, conditions will improve Tuesday thanks to the presence of a high pressure system.

    But precipitation chances return Wednesday through Friday, with NOAA currently calling for a 20% chance on Wednesday, 40% on Thursday, and 30% on Friday courtesy of a series of low pressure systems. 

    Temperatures will return to more seasonable levels for most of the week. The average high temperature for mid-April is around 60 degrees.

    Highs Tuesday will cool off to around 60 degrees inland and the lower 50s at the coast before rising into the upper 50s Wednesday and 60s Thursday, according to NOAA.

    Those temperatures are much cooler than the widespread 80s throughout the Jersey Shore on Easter, the hottest day throughout the region since last September, according to the National Weather Service. 

    Forecasters say Thursday will be mild and humid as a southwesterly flow will develop. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible. 

    From there, the forecast calls for highs to drop back into the upper 50s for Friday through Sunday. The weekend forecast is still uncertain, but the National Weather Service says Saturday is currently looking dry followed by a chance of showers on Sunday. 

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