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Today's Shorecast

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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!

Digital Manager

Here is Your South Jersey Forecast

THURSDAY► The sunniest day of a not-so-sunny-forecast, with partly to mostly sunny skies and mild highs in the low 50s. A light northwest wind around 10mph, so overall a very nice mid-winter day.

THURSDAY NIGHT► Mostly clear overnight with some patchy fog or low clouds developing towards morning. Our coldest night of a not-so-cold-forecast with lows in the low to mid 30s. Light and variable winds.

FRIDAY► Thickening clouds with a round of light rain developing by afternoon.  Highs in the upper 40s with a light southeast breeze around 5-10mph.

SATURDAY► The better weekend day with a mix of clouds and some sunshine. Quite mild with highs in the mid 50s, and a light southwest wind less than 10mph.

SUNDAY► Cloudy and increasingly windy with periods of rain developing. Highs in the low 50s with an increasingly brisk easterly breeze around 15-25mph and gusty.

MONDAY► Periods of rain, some could be heavy at times.  Windy with some minor tidal flooding possible along the shore.  Strong easterly winds around 20-30mph with gusts to 40mph possible.  At least 1-2" of rain is expected for most of South Jersey, with precise amounts dependent on the track and strength of the storm.

TUESDAY► A drier day, but probably a mostly cloudy one as clouds linger behind our departing storm. Highs around 50 and still breezy, but this time a brisk offshore wind from the northwest around 15-25mph and gusty.

WEDNESDAY► A mix of clouds and some sunshine. Mild, but not for much longer as colder air returns later in the week.  Highs in the mid 50s with a southwest breeze around 10-15mph.