Temperatures, humidity on the rise this weekend

     Abandoned tracks of the Mauricetown Railroad on the Delaware Bay. (Photo: JSHN contributor Ron Anzivino)

    Abandoned tracks of the Mauricetown Railroad on the Delaware Bay. (Photo: JSHN contributor Ron Anzivino)

    The spring respite ends today.

    A warmer, more humid airmass is now invading the area, delivering conditions more typical of summer.

    With the summery pattern comes the threat of showers and thunderstorms, which are possible for all locations this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

    Showers and some thunderstorms are moving through Monmouth County as of mid-morning today. Another round is possible during the afternoon. 

    But the threat is not widespread, as forecasters say any precipitation will be more of the “pop-up” variety due to increasing atmospheric instability over the weekend.

    Locally heavy rain is possible where any thunderstorms track.

    “The rain would be welcomed since the region continues to be rather day,” National Weather Service forecaster Michael Gorse wrote in a forecast discussion.

    At the coast, high temperatures will rise to the lower to middle 70s, while inland locations will reach the 80s, according to NOAA. Skies will be mostly cloudy today, becoming partly sunny tomorrow.

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