Mostly sunny skies tomorrow after possible thunderstorms this afternoon

    Storm clouds over Asbury Park during a July 30

    Storm clouds over Asbury Park during a July 30

    Weather conditions will improve late tonight at the Jersey Shore in the wake of a departing cold front, forecasters say.

    After some morning sunshine, clouds will be the predominate feature later, with shower and thunderstorm chances increasing during the afternoon hours, according to the National Weather Service.

    Any thunderstorms that develop between the mid-afternoon and early evening hours could produce gusty winds and heavy rain, and some might reach strong to severe levels.

    The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center places the area in the “marginal risk” category for severe thunderstorm development, meaning a chance of “severe storms of either limited organization and longevity, or very low coverage and marginal intensity.”

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    High temperatures today will reach the lower 70s throughout the Shore, and it will be breezy, as a west wind becoming southerly during the afternoon will gust up to around 25 miles per hour.

    Precipitation chances and cloud cover will diminish late tonight as the cold front heads offshore. Temperatures will drop down to the middle to upper 40s throughout the Shore.

    By tomorrow morning, mostly sunny skies are likely, continuing throughout the day.

    It will be slightly cooler — highs in the upper 50s in northern and central Shore areas and lower 60s further south — and a westerly breeze will gust up to around 35 miles per hour.

    Mostly clear skies and breezy conditions will continue during the evening. Temperatures will drop down to the middle 40s overnight throughout the Shore.

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