Mild today; messy weather on the way

    After a mainly dark dark, rain moves in tonight and lasts through early Saturday morning. We’ll get a break for Saturday, but wintry weather threatens Sunday night, particularly in the higher elevations.

    Betty and Nick’s John Bushell Jr. was out on the beach in Seaside Park this morning with a weather and fishing update, reporting heavy fog and good fishing conditions. 

    Temperatures will top out in the low 60s today under mostly cloudy skies. Fog will dissipate through the morning. For tomorrow, after readings in the 50s overnight, temperatures will drop throughout the day, reaching the 40s around sunset, then 30s at night. 

    As precipitation will still be around in the higher elevations, a mixed bag of rain, snow, and sleet is possible in that area. Minor accumulations mostly on grassy surfaces. Minor wintry weather is possible near daybreak further southeast from the higher elevations to the northwest of the NJ Turnpike corridor.

    Then we’ll dry out for Saturday, when highs will be in the 30s. Cold Saturday night. For Sunday, mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-upper 30s in the higher elevations, around 40 in interior areas, and low-mid 40s at the coast. A wintry mix is likely Sunday night.

    While the most likely impact area is once again in the higher elevations, everyone could experience a brief wintry mix before it runs to rain Sunday night into Monday morning. But for the higher elevations and areas northwest of the NJ Turnpike, the wintry mix — particularly ice — could stick around a bit longer before changing over to rain during the day on Monday. 

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