Joe Martucci

Joe Martucci, meteorologist for The Press of Atlantic City.

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Warmer air returns again, starting on Wednesday and lasting for the rest of the week. Meanwhile, Vineland and Folsom are still dealing with localized flooding. 

Areas of sunshine will continue through Tuesday. There are some showers that you will see on radar. However, most of this will evaporate before it reaches the ground, called virga. Clouds will thicken into Tuesday night. Lows will be around 30 degrees.

The thermometer will then be feeling the love on Valentine's Day. A mild high temperature in the low-50s is forecasted. While during the day, it will be true love, it turns into a soggy relationship at night. A few rain showers will pass late Wednesday night into early Thursday. 

We should then lose the wet weather for much Thursday. Go out and enjoy, t-shirts and maybe even flip flops (if you push it) can be in your Thursday gear. A high of 67 degrees is expected here! This would break the old record high of 65 degrees on a day that will feel like the beginning of May. Another system then passes through Thursday night into Friday. The winter jackets can stay in the closet, with cold air holding off until the weekend.

In addition, the Maurice River in Vineland and the Great Egg Harbor River in Folsom are in minor flood stage through Tuesday evening. In a minor flood stage set-up, you can expect:

- Roadways covered in water

- Lawns and parkland flooded with water

- No water inundation to structures, homes or business (save extreme circumstances)

 I will continue to monitor the situation going into Wednesday. 

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This is my first newspaper but not my first forecast for NJ. I graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers. Two TV internships gave me a taste for the newsroom. Then, after nearly 4 years in private NJ weather, I'm forecasting South Jersey for you.

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