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For dogs, increased body temperature can lead to heatstroke, hyperthermia and organ dysfunction, according to PetMD. Keeping plenty of water on hand and taking walks early or late in the day can help pets stay cool.

A building ridge of high pressure aloft and a train of low-pressure systems at the surface will bring a little bit of heat and a little bit of humidity to the seven-day forecast. However, no washouts are expected.

Patches of fog will again begin Friday. Temperatures will be in the low 70s, about where they have been for the past couple of mornings.

An onshore flow will continue throughout the day. This will put the lid on excessive temperatures while keeping the atmosphere humid, but not overly sticky. High temperatures will be in the low to mid-80s everywhere.

In terms of rainfall coverage, I would not cancel outdoor plans, unless your risk tolerance for rain is low. Isolated morning showers and evening storms will be present.

Cloud coverage will generally be mostly cloudy. However, if we have a good p.m. break in the clouds, severe weather will be a concern. Damaging winds will not be ruled out, with just a very, very slight risk of a tornado.

The fog will roll back in near the shore Friday night.

However, no major weather issues are expected. Temperatures will fall through the 70s at night, bottoming out at or just above 70 early Saturday morning.

Winds will flip to the south for the weekend. This will break up any fog from the overnight hours and keep us fog-free through the weekend.

A piece of energy will scurry through during the day. Can this spark up a storm? Sure. Would it be widespread? No.

It’ll be a similar day to Friday. Outdoor gardening, lawn cutting or cooking all look good. Just be prepared to run inside in the unlikely chance your town sees a storm. Highs will stay in the low 80s at the shore, with upper 80s on the mainland.

It’ll be a balmy and dry Saturday night to have some fun outside! Sunday and Monday look to be twins of each other — hot and sultry. Bermuda high pressure is at its maximum extent here. That’ll keep us rain free.

On a south to southwest wind, highs will peak at or above 90 degrees west of the Garden State Parkway. A sea breeze will bring shore relief, where it’ll sit in the mid-80s. If you factor in the dew points around 70, it’ll feel like 100 on the mainland both days. We should be just below heat advisory criteria.

So we’ll give the shore weekend a B+. There have been a lot of high marks given out this summer!

Taking a step back, spotty minor coastal flooding will continue to be present during the evening high tides. Friday and Saturday will both carry this risk. The most likely areas to see issues will be in Cape May County and along the Delaware Bay, where anomalies will be the highest.

Only the most sensitive areas will flood. However, if you see water on the road, turn around.

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