Memorial Day weekend Shorecast: Dry until rain threat begins Sunday night

    Today's sunrise in Ortley Beach. (Photo: JSHN contributor 
‎Janice Napoliello Murray)

    Today's sunrise in Ortley Beach. (Photo: JSHN contributor ‎Janice Napoliello Murray)

    The unofficial start to the summer season is beginning on a steamy note.

    The holiday weekend will feature hot, hazy, and humid conditions, particularly away from the coast.

    Temperatures will rise up to around 90 degrees today, cooling down into the middle 80s tomorrow and slightly cooler Monday. 

    But coastal areas will be slightly cooler in the lower 80s today due to the ocean influence, although it will remain hazy and humid. Tomorrow and Monday, it’s cooler in the 70s.

    Water temperatures are in the middle to upper 50s. There’s a low chance of rip currents today, and possibly moderate tomorrow, although a lower risk does not mean no risk, a National Weather Service forecaster say yesterday in this report. High tide is around noon today. 

    Winds will be generally light to moderate out of the south, becoming breezier during the afternoons at the beaches. 

    By tomorrow night,  moisture will begin to work its way into the region. Rain and possibly a thunderstorm is likely tomorrow night, with the high chance continuing through at least Monday afternoon. 

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