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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!

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Here is Your South Jersey Forecast

SATURDAY► Mostly cloudy skies, but a warm start to the weekend with highs around 70 on the mainland, low 60s along the shore. Most of the day remains dry, but a shower or two is possible in the afternoon, more likely farther north.  Despite limited sun, this is the warmest day of the forecast, with southwest winds around 10-15mph responsible for the warmer temperatures. 

SUNDAY► Mostly cloudy and cooler with a shower or two possible, but like Saturday, mostly dry.  However, easterly ocean breezes around 10-15mph will lead to Sunday being 15 degrees cooler than Saturday, with highs around 50-55 for the second half of the weekend.

MONDAY► Mostly cloudy once again but milder with highs in the low 60s, and a few rain showers expected.  South winds around 15mph.

TUESDAY► Mostly cloudy with showers likely, probably the wettest day of the forecast.  Still mild with highs in the low 60s.  South to southwest winds around 10mph.

WEDNESDAY► Partly sunny and drier with highs around 60. Northwest winds around 10mph.

THURSDAY► Partly to mostly sunny and a bit cooler with highs in the low to mid 50s, seasonable for late March.

FRIDAY► Mostly cloudy with our next chance of rain.  Highs in the mid 50s.