Posted January 12, 2018 at 07:40 AM | Updated January 12, 2018 at 07:41 AM
By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Wild swings in temperatures are ahead the next several days with highs climbing into the 60s on Friday before dipping into single digits on Saturday night.
While rain has been slower to spread over New Jersey than forecasters previously expected, it’s a very mild start to Friday with temperatures mainly in the 50s across the state as of 7 a.m.
Showers are expected through mid-day before heavier rain moves in this afternoon, the National Weather Service said in its morning forecast discussion. Up to an inch of rain is possible during the day with perhaps an additional half-inch overnight.
A number of towns are already into the 60s — it’s 63 in Cherry Hill, and 63 in Sewell, Sicklersville and Mansfield, according to the state climatologist’s office. The statewide low is 41 in Ramsey and it’s 43 in Seaside Heights.
Highs should reach 61 in Newark, 63 in Trenton and 56 in Atlantic City — all about 20 to 25 degrees above normal for this time of year.