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N.J. weather forecast: Warmer temperatures settling in

weather022112_optBY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Another mild, Spring like pattern is on the way for the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas as a Pacific air mass invades much of the United States.

High pressure will be in control through today with scattered cloud cover and winds veering to the southwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will rise into the upper 40's to lower 50's for highs this afternoon.

A series of disturbances will approach the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas tonight on through Thursday with isolated to widely scattered showers. While the disturbances pass to the north of the region, temperatures will steadily moderate with lows in the lower to mid 30's and highs in the mid 50's to mid 60's.

A strong cold front will approach by Friday evening with wide spread showers and even a few isolated thunderstorms. Ahead of the cold front, southwesterly winds will transport very warm air into the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas with temperatures in the upper 50's to mid 60's for highs.

High pressure will build into the region on Saturday morning and remain in control through Monday. Temperatures will fall back closer to normal with lows in the mid 20's to lower 30's and mid 40's to lower 50's for highs.

 

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