Thunderstorms heading toward the Shore

    A late summer-like day is holding true to form as storms head toward the coast late this afternoon. 

    Rain and thunderstorms will be arriving at the Jersey Shore as a cold front continues to advance through the region.

    As of 5:30 p.m., scattered storms are pushing through Central Jersey toward the Raritan Bayshore. Additional activity is currently around Philadelphia and Trenton and is tracking eastward.

    Should the activity retain its intensity, thunderstorms are likely to push through the area between Monmouth County and Atlantic City within the next few hours.

    Any storms that move through will be brief, according to the National Weather Service, but northwesterly gusts of 45 to 50 miles per hour are possible. An isolated severe storm is possible.

    Skies will begin to clear late tonight. 

    After unseasonably warm temperatures this afternoon, seasonably cool weather is on tap for tomorrow as high pressure builds in. Temperatures will rise to the middle 50s, and it’ll be breezy under sunny skies. 

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