By Justin Drabick
After the unsettled weather last week, the pattern has shifted to more summer-like for this week. Warm temperatures, humidity, and shower and storm chances return to the forecast this week.
A slow moving cold front over the midwest will head east over the next 48 hours. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are breaking out ahead of it. The best chance to see these showers and storms will be Monday afternoon. Skies remain mostly cloudy during the day with highs in the 70s.
The front lingers just to our west on Tuesday keeping the threat for a PM shower or thunderstorm. Strong southwesterly flow will allow temperatures to surge into the mid to upper 80s on Tuesday with some sunshine. The front will make its way through the Delaware Valley by Wednesday morning allowing for sunshine and drier conditions on Wednesday. Behind the front, the air mass still remains warm with highs in the mid 80s.
The warm temperatures continue on Thursday with sunshine and clouds with highs again reaching the mid 80s. This Thursday is the first “Orr at the Shore” segment of the season. Kathy will live in Wildwood during the 5 and 6pm newscasts. The weather looks nice for it right now. Another slow moving frontal boundary will approach the region on Friday allowing for another chance of scattered showers and storms with highs in the low 80s.
The summer-like weather will stick around for Memorial Day weekend. There will still be a spotty afternoon storm chance on Saturday but highs stay in the 80s. As of now, Sunday and Memorial Day look dry with highs well into the 80s. It should be a great weekend to hang out at the shore or the pool. There are some signs that next week could be even warmer as a large ridge of high pressure may build across the east. We just may reach our first 90 degree day by the end of May or early June.