Nice weekend ahead at the Jersey Shore

    South Seaside Park in August 2014. (Justin Auciello for WHYY)

    South Seaside Park in August 2014. (Justin Auciello for WHYY)

    After a few dreary days following a generally gorgeous stretch around the July 4 holiday, a nice weekend is ahead at the Jersey Shore. 

    A low pressure system responsible for showers Thursday and Friday will continue to head offshore past New England into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A cold front will move through the area Saturday afternoon, but there’s only a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

    High temperatures will be much warmer than Friday, likely reaching into the middle 80s at the beaches on Saturday. A mixture of sun and clouds are on tap, and winds will be out of the southwest to around 15 miles per hour. 

    Skies will be mostly clear Saturday night, with a low in the middle 60s and winds out of the west up to 10 miles per hour.

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    Sunday will be sunny and cooler as temperatures will be comfortable in the upper 70s. Winds will be light out of the north becoming south in the afternoon. The nighttime hours will be mostly clear in the middle 60s. 

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a low risk of rip current development on Saturday. Ocean temperatures are in the upper 60s, and low tide comes during the early afternoon. 

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