Much-needed rainfall ahead this week

    A series of low pressure systems will move through the Jersey Shore area through Wednesday night, delivering periods of much-needed rainfall.

    Precipitation should begin by tomorrow morning as the first low pressure system moves from south to north, according to the National Weather Service. 

    A southerly wind will gust near the coast around 20 to 30 miles per hour.

    Rainfall will begin to taper off tomorrow night, when fog will likely develop due to the low-level moisture in the area, forecasters say. 

    Another low pressure system will pass through the area from south to the north on Wednesday, spurring another potential round of moderate to locally heavy rainfall.

    About one to two inches of rainfall is likely by Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center. 

    Showers will begin to taper off Thursday morning, leading to clearing skies later in the day. Dry conditions are then likely through the weekend. 

    Temperatures will be well above normal in the 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday, dropping slightly to the upper 50s on Thursday and then around 50 on Friday following a cold front passage. Similar temperatures are in the forecast for the weekend. 

    Monmouth County and northern Ocean County remain in the “severely dry” category under the 90-day precipitation indicator, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The remainder of the Shore is “moderately dry.”

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