A steamy mid-summer weekend is ahead at the Jersey Shore, and while forecasters say it will begin dry, storm chances will increase through Sunday.
The National Weather Service says high clouds will increase will begin increasing Saturday afternoon after some sunshine during the morning hours.
Temperatures at the coast will be peak around 90 degrees at the coast and slightly warmer inland on Saturday. But with slightly lower humidity values, conditions will not be as oppressive as recent days.
A light and variable wind during the morning will become south during the afternoon, according to NOAA.
But shower and thunderstorm chances will begin to increase Saturday night. There’s a slight risk of severe storms for Saturday and Sunday, with the preliminary timing for precipitation during two periods (Saturday night and possibly Sunday night).
As is typical during the summer, some areas might remain dry all weekend, while others could see a passing storm reaching severe levels.
Sunday’s temperatures will be similar, and lows both night will only drop down to the lower to middle 70s.
The National Weather Service expects the rip current forecast to continue with a low risk into Saturday, but always swim near a lifeguard. The ocean temperatures are in middle 70s.