WEEKEND ROARS, THEN PURRS

ridge-rd-103011 Autumn colors on display at Fair Haven Fields on Ridge Road Sunday, with no hint of the fury of the day before. (Click to enlarge)

What a weekend, huh?

Near-freezing temperatures, sideways rain, snow, slush, then… brilliant sunshine, as though a switch was thrown.

Saturday’s “freak northeaster” dumped up to 19 inches of snow elsewhere in New Jersey, but spared the The Green its icy wrath. Then, on Sunday, hardly a cloud in the sky.

The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly sunny Monday with a high of 55 degrees or so.

Here’s the outlook for Monday night at the rest of the week:

Tonight: A slight chance of rain after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. East wind between 6 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday: A slight chance of rain before 2pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Northeast wind between 10 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. North wind between 8 and 14 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 56. North wind between 6 and 8 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.