Weekend begins sunny, ends stormy

    Today's sunrise over the Barnegat Bay as seen from Lanoka Harbor by JSHN contributor ‎Dana Parsons‎.

    Today's sunrise over the Barnegat Bay as seen from Lanoka Harbor by JSHN contributor ‎Dana Parsons‎.

    An overall decent weekend is ahead, featuring mainly dry conditions until later in the day tomorrow.

    Mostly sunny skies are on tap for today. According to the National Weather Service, there’s a slight chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon, but any that develop will be quick.

    “Any rain should not last long and it is not likely to impact today’s outdoor plans for an extended time,” the local National Weather Service office wrote in this morning’s forecast discussion.

    High temperatures will reach the lower to middle 80s at the coast and upper 80s inland. It will feel a bit warmer with high humidity levels. 

    A calm variable wind will become light out of the southeast and east during the morning.

    Tonight will feature mostly cloudy skies, and it will be warm and humid, with temperatures falling to the lower 70s.

    Partly sunny skies will lead to showers and thunderstorms later tomorrow as a strong cold front approaches the region. Temperatures will be similar today. 

    The National Weather Service is advising of the potential for thundertorms with strong winds, hail, and heavy rainfall during the late afternoon and evening hours. 

    The cold front will pass offshore tomorrow night, leading to drier and pleasant conditions on Monday. 

    At the beaches, there’s a low risk of rip currents today, and the surf temperature is in the middle to upper 70s. 

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