Christmas Eve thunderstorms possible

     (Photo: Blur Revision Media Design)

    (Photo: Blur Revision Media Design)

    It’s going to feel more like late spring tomorrow.

    Unseasonably warm and humid air will pump into the region from the south, and with some sunshine possible during the afternoon — creating instability just like in the typical warm months — there’s a slight chance of thunderstorms. 

    The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has northern shore areas in the “general or non-severe thunderstorms” category, while a marginal risk is for the southern shore areas, meaning a chance of “severe storms of either limited organization and longevity, or very low coverage and marginal intensity.”

    Temperatures will likely top out in the middle 70s tomorrow, breaking record highs. It’ll be breezy, and skies will be mainly cloudy with shower chances in addition to the thunderstorm threat.  

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    A cold front will pass through the area late tomorrow night, delivering another chance of overnight showers before partially clearing for Christmas. There will still be a slight chance of showers, and temperatures will drop back to the middle to upper 60s. 

    Blur Revision Media Design‘s Chris Spiegel captured the above lightning shot in Manasquan on June 23, 2015. 

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