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Allison Luddeni 3, (left) and Braelyn Trager 2, of Northfield, enjoys the swings at Cape May County Park as they are pushed by Grandfather Ryan Oldis and Aunt Kristina DiClerico. The family was taking advantage of a day off on a nice spring day. Spring-like weather has finally broken through with clear skies and temperature in the mid-70’s in Southern New Jersey with high temperatures expected over the next couple of days. Tuesday May 1, 2018 (Dale Gerhard / Press of Atlantic City)

A solid Spring weekend will jump into a sniff of summer Monday before diving back down into our cool, but still comfortable, reality mid-week.

Early Monday morning, a warm front will lift north over the region. Rain showers will largely be out of here by 5 a.m. So, many of us will not need the rain gear heading to or from work.

After the warm front passes, we will go into the warm sector, meaning, we dry out and even brighten up a little bit. The sun will poke out at times during the day as a southwest wind blows in, with gusts in the 20s.

Temperatures during the afternoon will range near 80 for those west of the parkway and away from the Delaware Bay. It’ll be T-shirt weather and even shorts for some. The parkway corridor on east to the bays will range in the 70-75-degree range, with mid-60s at the shore (50s in LBI). We’ll also have our first “humid” day of the year. Dew points will be around 60, enough to be noticed in the air. Sorry, hair.

A thunderstorm will be possible in this airmass during the afternoon. Like summertime thunderstorms, though, they will be low in coverage and most will wind up dry. It will be a very comfortable evening to be out and about. Leave the windows open. Shut them if you’ll be sleeping overnight, though. Another batch of rain will arrive between 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. 

Tuesday will then see the clouds decrease during the morning. It will be another warm day. You’ll barely need an extra layer in the morning. Temperatures will start in the mid-50s at sunrise. Then we’ll rise up to the low 70s (low 60s at the shore) during the afternoon. If you have outdoor work, most, if not all of your day will be good. However, a cold front will pass. The potential for a rain shower will start around 7 p.m. The best potential for them, though, will be north of the White Horse Pike.

Any rain showers will end by the pre-dawn hours Wednesday. Then, we do snap back to realty in the temperature department for a near identical pair of days Wednesday and Thursday. Both mornings will start between 35-45 degrees. A mostly- to partly-sunny sky will be our order. Afternoons will reach into the upper 50s, spot-on seasonable for early April. The shores will get the sea breeze, keeping it a few degrees cooler.

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