Joseph Martucci

Although it will be the wettest day of the weekend, it will be far from a daytime wash.

Temperatures will start between 70 and 75 degrees. Dew points will also generally be in the very humid 70s and will remain there on Saturday.

The cold front that brought storms mostly to Ocean County on Friday night will slowly subside across the state on Saturday. Add the sun and the temperature contrast brought by the cold front, and thunderstorms will start.

However, until 4 p.m. you will probably be dry. The beach, the pool, a round of golf, and a barbecue are all fine, as long as you stay hydrated and apply sunscreen. High temperatures will be around 90 degrees inland, where the first heat wave will occur for places traveling there (a heat wave lasts three days at 90 degrees or more). For beaches, expect low 80s.

Then the storm window opens as early as 4 p.m. for places like Jackson and Manchester until 9 p.m. in Cape May County. This will then continue until Sunday between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.

On average, expect rain for three hours during this time. So itโ€™s not a washout even then. However, any storm has the potential to bring damaging winds or flood roads. Rainfall rates of 2 inches per hour may occur. Precipitable water values, the amount of water in a column of air, measured in inches, are near climatic highs for this time of year.

The highest threats for this will be away from the coast, where the timing of daytime storms will produce more intense storms.

On the other hand, I bet there will be a select few of you who will dodge all the storms.

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Joseph Martucci

This is the only night the fireworks can be canceled due to rain. Fireworks take place at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Barnegat Township also has fireworks. The fireworks display in Buena Vista Township has been rescheduled for July 9.

Evening temperatures will drop into the 80s and 70s.