Quick-hitting showers later to give way to quintessential autumn weekend

     South Seaside Park in Oct. 2014. (Photo: Justin Auciello/JSHN)

    South Seaside Park in Oct. 2014. (Photo: Justin Auciello/JSHN)

    A strong cold front will pass offshore tonight, giving way to a classic fall weekend.

    A quick-moving line of showers and possibly embedded thunderstorms will arrive at the Shore late in the afternoon, potentially lingering through the early evening hours before dissipating, according to the National Weather Service. 

    Any thunderstorms that form and survive the march to the coast could feature brief wind gusts and downpours. Some of the thunderstorms could become severe, but the National Weather Service classifies the threat as marginal, meaning that any storms that develop will be “limited in duration and/or coverage and/or intensity.”

    Isolated precipitation could push through the area prior to the activity ahead of the cold front. 

    The atmosphere will cool and dry overnight, courtesy of northwest winds gusting up to 20 miles per hour.

    By daybreak, skies will be mostly sunny, and temperatures will eventually rise to the lower 60s in coastal areas, according to NOAA. There will be a noticeable “fall crisp” in the air.

    Sunday will feature similar skies but slightly warmer temperatures. 

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