MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — Above-freezing temperatures are expected to translate into several soggy day along the Jersey Shore.

While precipitation may start as a wintry mix, the National Weather Service predicts it will turn to rain by tonight, December 16. The sun is expected to return on Wednesday, December 18 — just in time for Santa’s ride through Belmar and Lake Como.

For a detailed summary of the service’s latest briefing issued at 4 a.m. today, December 16, click here.

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Here is the latest forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: Rain and snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight: Rain. Low around 37. East wind 8 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday: Rain, mainly before 4pm. High near 47. Northeast wind 11 to 14 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday night: A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after 1am, then gradually ending. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 33. Northwest wind 16 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

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