A movie day at the shore

     Showers moving through at 9 a.m. today.

    Showers moving through at 9 a.m. today.

    After some sun this morning, showers are now falling throughout most of the Garden State, heading in from the southwest.

    The initial surge of showers tapers off from west to east before noon, according to the National Weather Service, but more precipitation is expected later and will intensify this afternoon and continue on and off during the evening. Thunderstorms are possible. Clearing by daybreak tomorrow. Clouds all day, with temperatures around 80.

    It’s a different story Friday, right in time for the weekend. Mostly sunny, with a dry northwest breeze and temperatures in the low 80s along the coast, mid 80s inland. But the threat of showers and thunderstorms returns Saturday, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. There will be a mixture of sun and clouds, and the day won’t be a washout, but precipitation is possible — we’ll know more tomorrow. Similar daytime highs to Friday. We clear out for Sunday.

    BOAT/BEACH: Not a classic summer day. On and off showers. A south to southwest breeze today, increasing during the afternoon. Waves will build slowly throughout the day, topping out around three feet, and there is a moderate risk of rip currents, so always swim near a lifeguard. There are no boating advisories posted.

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