Great Weather for Championship Weekend
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–On Saturday afternoon, GMC Gridiron wraps up its football coverage for the 2015 season with a trip to Rutgers University and High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway for the Central Jersey Group 5 Championship Game between Old Bridge and South Brunswick. The weather was pretty good on Thursday, and it looks to be superb for the rest of the NJSIAA state championship games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Below is a weather outlook provided by Greg’s Weather Center:
GWC Weather Outlook for Championship Weekend:
You could not have asked for better weather this football season. For the most part, the temperatures have been above normal, and there hasn’t been much in the way of precipitation. The only exceptions were really the first two weeks of October. Week four on October 2nd and 3rd brought the nor’easter, which was a product of easterly flow from the combination of Hurricane Joaquin and another storm system in the Carolinas. The following week, the fifth weekend of the season, there was a strong cold front that brought some severe weather on Friday afternoon, which either delayed or postponed a number of games on the GMC football schedule. You can thank the El Nino for that.
Other than that, there really hasn’t been much rain. Only some light sprinkles or showers on November 6th for the final games before the state tourney cutoff, and the consolation games on November 12th. For the month of November, the average temperature at Greg’s Weather Center ended up being 49.34 degrees, which was the warmest at the weather station in South Plainfield in five years. The temperature was over half a degree warmer than the average temperature in November 2011 (48.54 degrees). So, what does this mean for this weekend you ask? Well, it means more of the same. Above average temperatures, light winds, and clear skies. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 50s with some moderation on Sunday.
The forecast from the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly is calling for a high of 50 degrees on Friday with a bit of a northwest wind at 8 miles per hour. Temperatures will fall to around freezing during the overnight with still a bit of a northwest wind. For the big game between Old Bridge and South Brunswick on Saturday, the wind will shift to the north and slacken a bit to just a light north wind. High temperature will be in the low 50s. The wind will become calm on Saturday night, and combined with clear skies, there will be radiational cooling conditions, which will bring the temps down to around freezing again. On Sunday, moderation will take place as the winds will turn around and come in from the southwest, and that will raise the temperature just a bit to the mid 50s.