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WEEKEND OUTLOOK: CHANCE OF BOOMERS

gooseThis goose statue, which has stood outside a Harding Road home in Red Bank for about a decade, is ready for excessive wetness. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

After Thursday night’s thunderstorms broke the back of a two-day heatwave that saw local temperatures pushing 100 degrees, temps are expected to settle back down into the high 80s Friday.

A chance of rain and boomers will loom throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Here’s the outlook:

Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. North wind between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET

sidewalk-sunShannon Langbein, right, and a fellow hairdresser at Red Bank’s Chelsea Morning take advantage of an opening in the appointment book to lie in the sun on the sidewalk of White Street Tuesday. “Can’t miss a day of sun,” Langbein said. (photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

SPRING 2011: BARGAIN BEVERAGE

lemonadeThe first day of May was perfect for catching some sun and a few bucks. Kristina Taylor, 11, set up a lemonade stand outside her home on Ward Avenue in Rumson Sunday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

SPRING 2011: HELLO YELLOW

flowers1A field of daffodils spotted on an embankment off Navesink River Road in Middletown last week. April showers dominate the weather forecast for the coming week. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)