It’s a beach day

     The beach in Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island at about 10:45 a.m. today. (Image:

    The beach in Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island at about 10:45 a.m. today. (Image:

    Tranquil weather has returned.

    High pressure is now building in the region, and with it will come mostly sunny skies and above normal temperatures today, especially inland (upper 80s), but a sea breeze along the coast this afternoon will keep readings in the low 80s. There is no chance of precipitation. Light west winds. Overnight lows in the upper 60s.

    Similar weather conditions tomorrow, when it will be slightly warmer during the day and night. But high pressure will being to fade Wednesday, allowing for a more humid flow to develop late in the day. On Thursday, it will still be warm, and there will be a chance of a shower or thunderstorm (a few strong thunderstorms are possible later in the day).

    A cold front will pass over the Garden State late Thursday or early Friday, delivering slightly cooler, near normal temperatures and dry conditions. High pressure returns for the weekend, when it will be mostly sunny, dry, featuring temperatures in the upper 70s along the coast, low 80s inland.

    BOAT/BEACH: A beautiful beach day. A light west wind will turn to the south/southeast later. Breakers and swells are around 2 feet, and the ocean temperature is in the low to middle 70s. There is a low risk of rip currents, but always swim near a lifeguard.

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