For New Year's Weekend, December 31, 2015 - January 1, 2016
A dry and quiet transition from 2016 to 2017 along the South Jersey shore over the holiday weekend, though it will start a bit breezy.
Expect partly sunny skies both Saturday and New Year's Day on Sunday, though Saturday will be a bit breezy. Sunday gets the nod as the better days as winds will be lighter and temperatures a bit milder.
Highs will be in the low to mid 40s on Saturday, rising to near 50 on Sunday.
Brisk southwest winds will blow both Saturday and New Year's Eve Saturday night, with southwest winds increasing to 10-20mph and gusty, especially along the shore. As a result, small craft advisories are posted along our coastal waters on Saturday.
Lighter northwest winds around 10mph are expected on Sunday.
Water temperatures continue to be a few degrees above average, generally between 41-44 degrees, with the average actually around 39 or 40 degrees. Polar bear plungers can enjoy the few extra degrees of New Year's warmth.
High tides will occur during the mid-morning over the weekend, with a mid to late afternoon low tide. There is a moderate rip current risk on Saturday, lower by Sunday.
Rain is on the way for Monday and Tuesday, but after the holiday weekend passes.
No matter the weather, have a great day along the South Jersey shore, and as always, stay safe!