Cloudy Galloway Weather Winter

Patriot Lake Park in Galloway Township, NJ. Friday Jan 4, 2019. Press of Atlantic City / Edward Lea Staff Photographer

Many would say our luck has run out Friday, as gloomy weather arrives. However, the luck of the Irish will be back with us as we celebrate the weekend dry.

Temperatures started out around sunrise as well above average everywhere. Not everyside shared in the warmth equally though, the shores stayed in the mid-40s, while it was mid-50s in Hammonton and Vineland. 

Mind you, average highs for this time of the year are in the low 50s. Now, for those spring lovers out there, it does come at the expense of a gloomy day. Spotty showers have already passed through the region. Through the early afternoon at least 85 percent of the time will be dry. 

Continuing off Friday morning's theme, temperatures will be all over the place. The shores will be in the mid-50s while those closer to Philly likely top 65. Winds will sustain around 15 mph from the southwest, around 20 mph at the shores. 

Then, between 3 and 5 p.m., rain will begin in Cape May, extending out toward Hammonton.

Scattered showers will be the case here. However, there will be some juicy, unstable air in the atmosphere. That will be enough to bring into the realm of possibility an isolated thunderstorm. At Atlantic City International Airport, it would be our first thunderstorm since October 3 if one were to happen. If a thunderstorm were to form, then it would tap into a low level "jet" of strong winds. Therefore, a damaging wind gust will not be ruled out, but most will be o.k. 

It’ll be a slick evening commute, so keep the umbrella around into the evening. Between 9 p.m. and midnight, the rain will end. A cold front will pass through, flipping the winds to the northwest.

This will clear us out and dry us out. Temperatures will not tumble too much overnight, staying in the mid 40s by sunrise Saturday.

The brunt of the cold air will move in briefly Saturday. However, the mid-March sun will warm us up. High temperatures during the day will be around 50 degrees.

If you remember last Saturday, the sun was bright and it wasn’t all that chilly during the day. The same will go for this Saturday.

Temperatures will get chilly quick Saturday evening, thanks to the clear sky. We should be in the 30s by midnight. By sunrise Sunday, temperatures should be in the mid 20s, about seven degrees below average.

However, the full sunshine Sunday will make us rebound. With a gentle northwest wind, highs will reach the upper 40s.

This actually will continue a string of near seasonable and dry St. Patrick’s Days. Both 2017 and 2018 had a high around 50 degrees.

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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