Quiet weekend ahead

     A late January 2016 sunrise in Ocean Grove by John Entwistle Photography.

    A late January 2016 sunrise in Ocean Grove by John Entwistle Photography.

    Mother Nature will not interrupt your weekend plans as tranquil weather will prevail.

    With high pressure in control, mostly sunny skies are on tap for both days, and temperatures will be right around normal. 

    Highs will rise into the lower 40s today and lower to middle 40s tomorrow. Tonight’s overnight low will drop down to around 30 degrees, which is slightly warmer than last night. 

    A light southwest wind will develop during the afternoon. But by tomorrow afternoon, light and variable winds will turn to the northeast, and that will begin a period of persistent onshore flow that is becoming a concern for forecasters.

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    The National Weather Service is tracking two coastal low pressure systems that will likely generate minor to moderate tidal flooding during high tide Monday and Tuesday due to a strong northeasterly flow and astronomical high tides associated with the new moon.

    Although forecasters do not expect significant snowfall with the first system — Sunday night through Monday morning — some accumulations are possible. But snowfall amounts will change if the system tracks closer.

    Forecasters are tracking a coastal second system for Monday night into Tuesday, which will likely deliver accumulating snowfall, although there currently remains “considerable uncertainty” regarding amounts.

    Stay tuned to JSHN for updates throughout the weekend.  

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