By: Richard L. Smith
My friends and family in Newark and the North Jersey region are facing a day characterized by wet, dreary, and cold conditions. We are waking up to some soaking rain in NJ. The persistent rain is set to linger throughout the day, accompanied by patchy fog that could complicate the morning commute.
The National Weather Service said temperatures are slated to peak in the lower 50s, offering little respite from the dampness.
However, there's a silver lining, as the region is expected to dry out by Friday.
For Thursday, anticipate rain mainly before 1 p.m. and areas of fog before 10 a.m., with a high near 51 degrees. The southwest wind will shift to a calm breeze in the morning.
The chance of precipitation stands at 80%, with new precipitation amounts ranging between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.
Thursday night will see continued rain and areas of fog, with temperatures dropping to a low of around 42 degrees. A light north wind will shift northeast, blowing at 5 to 9 mph in the evening.
The chance of precipitation will rise to 100%. Don't forget to carry an umbrella and drive safely through the foggy patches.