Sun’s back

    It’s a picture perfect morning out on the Barnegat Bay, where this image was snapped by the Friends of Island Beach State Park Osprey Cam shortly before 8:30 a.m.

    And what a fine day it will be. At JSHN HQ in South Seaside Park, it is 72 degrees and sunny, with a west wind at 6 mph. Clear this morning and then some fair weather puffy clouds in the sky this afternoon. (Please enjoy it for me, as I’ll be stuck inside working.) Highs in the low 80s at the coast, mid 80s inland. Partly cloud tonight, with lows upper 50s-low 60s in the mountains, low-mid 60s inland, and upper 60s along the coast. High pressure will dominate today but will quickly depart tonight.

    Tomorrow’s a bit unsettled. A mixture of sun and clouds, but as we proceed into the afternoon and evening hours, the threat of showers and thunderstorms increases as a cold front drapes down across the area. No, we’re not expecting a washout, but keep the chance of precipitation in mind. We will track any precipitation tomorrow and provide you with sufficient notice if and when any develops. Highs around 80.

    Sunday will begin with some cloud cover and maybe a shower, but a northwest flow courtesy of a Canadian high pressure system will develop during the afternoon, delivering dry, crisp fall-like air. Highs around 80, slightly cooler at the beaches. Monday and Tuesday look beautiful.

    BOAT/BEACH: Stellar. A great excuse to leave work early to enjoy the boat or beach. Keep in mind that the wind will be out of the west, so prepare for the possibility of flies. The surf and seas are both in the 1-3 foot range (building a bit later due to a slightly increase in west wind speed), and the ocean temperature is in the low 70s. There is a low risk of rip currents, but always swim near a lifeguard.

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