Strong cold front to deliver gusty winds at the Shore

A model simulation from the Windy app that shows winds gusting at the coast to around 40 mph on Sunday morning.

A model simulation from the Windy app that shows winds gusting at the coast to around 40 mph on Sunday morning.

Winds will increase at the Jersey Shore on Saturday night as a strong cold front passes through the region, forecasters say.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a northwest wind gusting to around 45 miles per hour along and behind the front from late Saturday night through Sunday.

But stronger winds are possible if an enhanced line of showers accompanies the frontal passage, according to a National Weather Service outlook.

The NOAA forecast for Atlantic City:

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph.

Saturday night: Showers, mainly after 1am. Low around 53. Windy, with a southwest wind 23 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Windy, with a west wind 23 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Breezy.

Dry conditions will continue through Thanksgiving, when the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s.

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