The heat “is on” for just a few days

    Get ready for a brief shot of July-like heat.

    With a warm front associated with a low pressure system in Canada lifting through the area and high pressure to our south, warm air will pump in from the southwest, allowing temperatures to rise into the mid to upper 80s (low 80s at the coast). Sunshine will increase throughout the day. No showers are expected. With a southwesterly flow, humidity will increase. Warm and humid tonight.

    Hot tomorrow! Most of the Garden State will be in the low 90s, with slightly cooler temperatures in the mountains (upper 80s) and at the beaches (mid 80s). But with the humidity, it will feel warmer and very uncomfortable. Mostly sunny. Warm and humid again tomorrow night.

    Temperatures on Thursday will be a few degrees cooler. Expect a mixture of sun and clouds during the day. Showers and thunderstorms are expected in advance of a cold front on Thursday evening. Some of the storms could be strong.

    Conditions rapidly change on Friday. How does 70 degrees feel? High pressure returns for the weekend, delivering dry and comfortable readings. Sunny. Temperatures throughout the state will be in the upper 60s on Saturday, moderating somewhat to the low 70s on Sunday.

    BOAT/BEACH: There are no marine advisories. Breakers and ocean swells are about three feet. Surf temperatures are in the low to mid 70s. With a southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph, beware of flies. While there is a low risk of rip currents, be advised that lifeguards are off-duty at most beaches, so exercise extreme caution in the water.

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