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Stormy Weather on the Way For Friday

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Rain probability percentage, Friday morning. (Credit: NWS)
Rain probability percentage, Friday morning. (Credit: NWS)

Forecasters are predicting Friday will start off stormy on the Jersey Shore, with thunderstorms likely between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The storm system will move in from the south and west, and some could produce heavy rainfall. Winds will be out of the east at 10 to 15 m.p.h., and a tenth to a quarter inch of rain is likely to fall, though amounts will be locally higher in areas where thunderstorms strike.

After the storm system moves out, the day will continue to be mostly cloudy with a high near 79. The threat of rain will continue Friday night, with a 30 percent chance of more precipitation and northeast winds of 13 to 15 m.p.h.

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On Saturday, the NWS is predicting a “slight chance” of rain, though skies will be partly sunny with a high near 81.

The storm system is not tropical in any way and not related to hurricane season, as was incorrectly implied on another local news website.


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