HIGH TEMPS FORECAST

rivctr-flowers-1Employees of Guaranteed Plants & Florists of Locust distributed flower pots throughout downtown last Friday under contract with Red Bank RiverCenter, the business promotion agency. (Click to enlarge)

After Tuesday’s smactacular mix of sun, temperatures and light breezes, heavy-duty summer announces its intentions today.

The National Weather Service forecasts a high near 83 degrees; weatherforyou.com says it’ll be more like 90.

Here’s the NWS outlook through the Memorial Day weekend:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north northeast.

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 79. East northeast wind between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. East southeast wind between 7 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: Scattered showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. East southeast wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

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Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Memorial Day: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 30%.