Did you see the partial solar eclipse at sunrise? Laura and Peter Maschal were snapping on the beach in Brant Beach, Long Beach Island and captured this image, complete with a seagull photobomb. Here’s your weekly outlook.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m, it’s mainly overcast throughout the Garden State, with temperatures ranging from 37 degrees in High Point, Sussex County to 52 degrees in Wildwood, Cape May County. Spotty showers are moving through portions of the shore, including here in South Seaside Park. They’re heading southeast and out to sea.
But skies will clear from west to east this afternoon! The current visible satellite image indicates clearing in extreme western New Jersey. Expect increasing sunshine through the afternoon hours, but a northwest wind will gust in the 25 mph range this afternoon, keeping the temperatures cool all day. Daytime highs won’t make it very far past 50 degrees (likely upper 40s in the mountains)
For tonight, clear and cold (low 20s in the highest elevations, upper 20s inland, and upper 30s along the coast). Sunny on Monday, with high temperatures well below normal in the mid to upper 40s, and another cold night. Clouds will begin to build on Tuesday, when temperatures begin to slowly moderate (highs in the low 50s in the highest elevations, mid 50s inland, and upper 50s at the coast). More clouds for Wednesday and Thursday, and warm: temperatures in the 60s both days, and possibly nearly 70 degrees for many areas on Thursday, when showers are possible.
Drier air and clearer skies will arrive when high pressure begins to build on Friday, lasting through the weekend. We’ll be back to near normal temperatures (mid to upper 50s).