Tropical air arrives: Soupy conditions at the Jersey Shore through the weekend

    A soupy, tropical air mass will remain over the New Jersey region through the weekend, forecasters say.

    Hot, hazy, and humid conditions begin today and will last at least through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

    With high dewpoint readings, it will feel muggy and uncomfortable. 

    “Dewpoint is the measure of the amount of water vapor in the area,” according to the National Weather Service. “Comfort decreases as the dewpoint increases, because the human body’s evaporative cooling process is not as effective”

    When dewpoint values reach the lower 70s, conditions become oppressive.

    As of 9:30 a.m. today, values are in the middle to upper 70s throughout New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Weather & Climate Network.

    With the presence of tropical air, showers and thunderstorms are always possible. 

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