The weather forecast for Memorial Day weekend in New Jersey isn't looking so great so enjoy it while it lasts.
The best weather day will be Friday, which is shaping up to be sunny, warm and dry while there's a good chance of at least some rain the three days that follow. At the very least, we'll see little if any sun on Sunday and Monday, according the National Weather Service.
"Friday will be gorgeous," said Joe Slezak, a meteorologist with WeatherWorks, a private weather forecasting company based in Hackettstown.
Forecasters are calling for sunny skies Friday with highs in the 80s on what is getaway day for hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans. It could be a bit breezy, notes Slezak with winds of around to 15 mph possible.
Conditions stay pleasant Friday night with clear skies and lows mainly in the 60s.
Saturday starts off with dry, sunny conditions, but heat and humidity could set off pop-up thunderstorms in the afternoon and into the evening as a back door cold front sets up around the Mason-Dixon Line.
It'll be a very warm Saturday with temperatures in the upper 80s and a heat index that makes it feel like it's in the low 90s.
Sunday can be summed up in one word — "dreary," according to Slezak. The day will feature widespread periods of rain with only occasional intervals of dry weather. Temps will also be much cooler in the 70s.
"Sunday is definitely the wettest day of the weekend." Slezak said.
Monday is a bit better with a longer periods of dry weather and only occasional rain. Temperatures will again be in the mid to upper 70s on what will largely be a cloudy day. Areas around Philadelphia might reach the 80 degree mark.