Dry today, rain tomorrow

    Dry today, rain tomorrow

    It’s a peaceful morning at Jersey Shore Hurricane News HQ in South Seaside Park: calm wind, comfortable temperature, abundant sunshine, wispy clouds overhead, birds singing, the occasional laughter as kids head up to the beach on their bikes, and the gentle crash of waves in the distance. And it looks tranquil in Island Beach State Park, where this image was snapped moments ago by the Friends of Island Beach State Park Osprey Cam.

    Tomorrow will be much different, with occasional showers and thunderstorms expected, producing heavy rain at times.

    But for today, enjoy it. Sun and clouds, with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s in the northwestern portion of the state, low-mid 80s elsewhere. A west wind now, the direction will change to southwest and then south this afternoon. Although cover will slowly increase throughout the day, there will be plenty of sunshine. More clouds tonight, when temperatures will be in the upper 50s in the north, low 60s elsewhere.

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    After the rain clears out late Thursday into early Friday, sunshine returns right through the weekend, with daytime temperatures in the low 80s along the coast, mid 80s inland.

    BOAT/BEACH: Another classic summer day. A nearly calm west wind will shift to the southwest then south later. Breakers and ocean swells are around two feet, and the ocean temperature is in the low 70s. There is a moderate risk of rip currents, so always swim near a lifeguard.

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