A low pressure system will track well offshore during the first half of the weekend, delivering periods of rain Saturday, but the main event will be the wind, forecasters say.
Saturday will be a wet, raw day, with rain developing during the overnight hours and lasting mainly through the daylight hours. Skies will then begin clearing overnight for Sunday.
Rainfall at the coast will be generally around a half-inch or less, according to the National Weather Service.
Wind will increase throughout the day Saturday and last through Sunday.
At the coast, wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour are in the forecast for both days. Winds will be sustained in the middle 20 miles per hour Saturday out of the northeast and middle to upper 20 mile per hour out of the northwest on Sunday, according to the latest NOAA forecast for Ocean County. Stronger winds are expected offshore.
Minor tidal flooding is possible during the high tide cycle Saturday.
The NOAA forecast calls for high temperatures in coastal areas in the middle 50s Saturday and low 50s Sunday. The wind will make it feel colder. Overnight lows will be around 40 degrees Saturday and slightly colder Sunday.