Gradual Warm-Up Begins on Tuesday with Temps in 90s Towards End of Week
While Hermine has apparently left the picture for New Jersey, the heat and humidity, which has been a theme for the Summer of 2016, is expected to return starting on Tuesday. Models had been indicating this since last week, and the only thing that kept temperatures from rising a bit this weekend was the cloud cover due to the presence of Hermine.
Hermine is expected to linger off the coast of Long Island over the next couple of days before finally moving out toward the Canadian Maritimes by the latter portion of the week. Hermine will be replaced by a ridge of high pressure that will shift winds in from the west and with it, temperatures that will gradually rise into the 90s by the middle or latter portion of the week.
The high temperature at GWC in South Plainfield, NJ on Labor Day was 83 degrees. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly, New Jersey indicates that the temperature on Tuesday will climb into the mid 80s, and into the upper 80s on Wednesday with a low chance of a shower. Thursday, the Mercury is expected to climb into the low 90s, and stay there for the high school football openers on Friday.
A weak cold front is expected to move through the area on Friday, but it will have no effect on the heat. However, another more stronger cold front is expected to come through on Saturday evening, and that will break what is hopefully the final heat wave of the year, but not before another 90 degree day with the forecast high of 92. The Weather Channel is calling for highs of 93 on Thursday and Friday before a high of 91 on Saturday.