Christmas Decorations

The Village on High, in Millville, is covered from top to bottom with Christmas decorations. Tuesday December 13, 2016. (Viviana Pernot / Staff Photographer)

After the soaking rain Saturday, and before the next system to come Monday, Sunday will turn up seasonably sunny, making for a comfortable end to the last weekend of Meteorological Fall.

Temperatures at sunrise Sunday will be around 40 degrees. The clouds from last night’s system will continue to depart, and most of us will be able to enjoy at least a partly sunny morning, at dimmest.

If your day of decorating got cut short by the rain Saturday, Sunday will give you a full day to finish the job. Expect a mix of sun and clouds, with highs in the mid 50s throughout the area.

Clouds will slowly thicken Sunday night. Lows will be around 40 again. Winds will flip to the southeast after midnight, which will lead to a rise in temperatures. It will feel like another system will arrive.

This one, though, will be fairly weak as it passes by Monday. Hit-or-miss showers will develop between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and then continue for the morning. So, it will not be a washout, as long as your activity or work can handle a little rain.

The most rain would be in western Atlantic and Cumberland counties. Then, as the surface low makes its closest approach to the Jersey Shore, a steady shot of rain will come through for the afternoon.

High temperatures will sit in the mid-50s. Rainfall totals of 1/2 to 1 inch will be expected. No flooding issues from the rain will be had, save for the typical ponding of roadways.

However, minor stage coastal flooding will continue to be an issue. The Sunday and Monday morning high tides will be there, more so Monday.

The morning commute may see a few closed roads in the typical spots in Atlantic City, Ventnor, Absecon, North Wildwood, and other areas close to the shore, so be prepared for that.

Move your cars if you are along that first block or two of bayside roadways as well.

The rain leaves us from the system. However, it’s effects will not as we go into the week. It will help to funnel in cold, Canadian air for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Both days will see sustained, northwest winds at around 15 mph. Temperatures will fall into the 40s for highs both days, though they will be a pair of partly sunny days. Kick in the winds, and it will feel like 30-35. Nighttime lows will be in the 20s on the mainland and 30s at the shore.

Meteorologist

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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