By: Richard L. Smith
Residents in Newark and the North Jersey region are waking up to another day of cloudy and damp weather.
The National Weather Service radar is tracking light rain across the area, setting the stage for a gloomy Wednesday.Temperatures are hovering just above the freezing mark, bringing a chill to the damp conditions.
According to The National Weather Service, rain is likely to set in mainly after 4 p.m., with the skies remaining overcast.
The high is expected to be near 45 degrees, with light and variable winds. The chance of precipitation stands at a notable 60%.
As night falls, the rain will continue, with temperatures projected to rise to around 47 degrees by 3 a.m. A calm wind will shift to the southwest, blowing at 5 to 7 mph after midnight.
The likelihood of rain intensifies to 90%, with new precipitation amounts ranging between a quarter and half an inch.
Looking ahead, Friday promises a warming trend with temperatures making a run towards the 60s, likely melting any residual snow in North Jersey.
Despite the damp conditions, enjoy your day in NJ and look forward to the warmer weather on the horizon.