Thursday is the bright spot in a forecast that features mainly dreary conditions.
Cloudy conditions and shower chances dominate the forecast for Wednesday, Friday, and the weekend, according to NOAA.
After continuing mostly cloudy conditions and showers, a cold front will pass through the region Wednesday, allowing a high pressure system to pass to the north and deliver mostly sunny conditions for Thursday.
Then two separate systems will impact the area during Friday and the weekend, with rain chances peaking on Saturday.
At the Jersey Shore, the mildest day of the bunch is Wednesday, with high temperatures topping out in the middle 50s, then dropping into the lower to middle 40s Thursday.
High temperatures will be around 50 degrees for the remainder of the week. Overnight lows will be above freezing during the entire period.
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