Dry now, rain later

    We’ll remain mostly dry and partly sunny through the early evening hours, when the front will begin approaching western portion of the Garden State. A band of showers moved brushed sections of coastal Ocean and Monmouth counties this morning. With a southerly flow, it’s humid. The south wind will be gusty at times this afternoon. High temperatures will reach the upper 70s to about 80 today.

    Rain — heavy at times — will move through the state, from west to east, tonight through early tomorrow morning. As the front moves offshore tomorrow morning, the northwest winds behind the system will usher in cooler, dry air (high temperatures in the low 70s) as high pressure builds. Clear and low 70s to begin the week.

    BOAT/BEACH: A Small Craft Advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. today until tomorrow morning. Gusty south winds will generate an increase in swell size. The National Weather Service advises that seas will build toward five feet, dropping throughout the day tomorrow after the front moves offshore. There is a moderate risk of rip currents today. The ocean temperature is in the mid to upper 60s.

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