Mild temperatures continued to dominate Tuesday in the Shore area, with some high clouds providing the optimal backdrop for a sunset on Barnegat Bay that more resembled mid-July than mid-March. First, however, New Jerseyans have to get through mid-week, which is forecast to be rainy and cooler, according to the National Weather Service.
The video of Tuesday night’s sunset appears above (toggle for 4K). A rainfall forecast map appears below the forecast.
After lows dipped into the 30s overnight, Wednesday will bring chance of rain after 2 p.m., with a high near 48 degrees. East wind will move 10 to 15 m.p.h.
The dreary weather will continue into the evening and overnight hours. The rain is likely to continue before 8 p.m., then showers between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., followed by more showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 a.m. The overnight low will be around 41 with an east wind 10 to 15 m.p.h.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue Thursday until 2 p.m., when the more steady rain will have ended, however lighter showers will continue into Thursday night, including the early morning hours Friday.
Between 1-2 inches of rain are forecast to fall between Wednesday and Thursday.
Clearing will arrive around 8 a.m. Friday, with sunny skies most of the day and a high of 62 degrees. The weekend is forecast to remain sunny, though cooler, with temperatures not breaking out of the 50s and overnight lows dipping to the low 30s and even the high 20s in some locations.