The last few days of November are brought to you by the letter W, as the month wraps up on a warm, wet and windy note across South Jersey.
It has been a fairly uneventful month weather-wise, with no major storms, temperatures near average, and little rain throughout the month, at least until the past few days.
While our forecast remains wet over the next 24 hours, the heaviest rains stayed to our north Tuesday, and will likely do so again Wednesday.
It won’t be a washout, but some periodic rain should ensure you’ll get wet at some point. In a new twist, let’s throw the chance of a rare November thunderstorm into the mix as well.
The sunshine makes a triumphant return to our skies Thursday, and should remain with us most of the weekend.
Unfortunately, the 60-something-degree warmth that accompanied our recent raindrops will be swept out to sea along with the wet weather, as more seasonably cool air arrives on brisk west to northwest winds for the rest of the week.
There’s still no genuinely cold air in the foreseeable future, but temperatures will return to near normal for much of the forecast.
Another chance for some steady rain arrives early next week, but with any luck, we can hold off the next round of wet weather until Monday and squeeze in a mainly dry first weekend of December.
I’m cautiously optimistic that will be the case, so I’ll opt to keep both Saturday and Sunday dry for now.
December begins Thursday, and many of you probably hope for an unseasonably warm month, much like we saw during record-setting December 2015.
Meanwhile, snow lovers have their fingers crossed for an earlier start to winter this year, and the chance for some December snowflakes, which have been strangely absent the last few years.
Time will tell what the upcoming month has in store. However, if I were a betting man, I’d place my money on colder — although any South Jersey meteorologist who did bet would likely be broke, given the occasional unpredictability of our variable weather. Don’t you agree?