In less than a week, Thanksgiving will arrive. But this Thursday, it felt more like Memorial Day weekend was on the way, with temperatures nearly hitting the 70-degree mark and a spectacular sunset over Barnegat Bay to close out the mild day. We were lucky enough to capture some video of this amazing sunset Thursday night, and it is shared above. (Note: some ad blockers may interfere with the video player.)
Most Shore residents, however, are looking ahead to next Thursday and the days the precede it as the holiday rush for 2024 officially gets underway. The National Weather Service has updated their seven-day forecast to include predictions for Thanksgiving. It is presented below, following a few still photos of that beauty of a sunset.
Friday Night: A chance of rain, mainly after 4am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday: A chance of rain before 7am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Tuesday: Rain likely after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 57. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night: Rain. Low around 50. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Wednesday: Rain likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy.
Thanksgiving Day: Sunny, with a high near 43.