ON THE GREEN: SUNSHINE, THEN RAIN

shadow lake 041115Geese at sun-dappled Shadow Lake in Middletown Saturday. The warm temperatures and sunshine of the weekend will continue Monday with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid-60s, the National Weather Service forecasts. Tuesday, there’s a 70-percent chance of rain before mid-afternoon. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

FAIR HAVEN: SHELTER FROM THE STORM PLOW

FH SNOW 020315 2FH SNOW 020315 1Bonnie Graziano of Fair Haven doesn’t know why her husband, Chuck, planted a line of baby Leyland Cypress trees along the edge of their Harding Road property in winter – and Chuck was not available for immediate comment. But the plywood bulwark he built to protect them from heavy snow tossed their way by snowplows held up during last week’s nonblizzard and appeared still to be doing its job Tuesday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

ON THE GREEN: ‘SNOW BIG DEAL?

rb snow 020215 1Snow was rapidly accumulating on sidewalks and streets across the Greater Red Bank Green Monday afternoon, in apparent contrast to earlier forecasts by the National Weather Service. This guy riding his bike on Broad Street in Red Bank didn’t appear to mind, though.

At 4 p.m., here was the latest outlook from Weather Underground:

Through the rest of this afternoon, scattered snow showers will continue to develop and move through the region. Localized accumulations of less than an inch are possible. Northwest winds will increase and temperatures will fall deeper below freezing. Please be cautious if driving into this evening.
(Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)

AUTUMN 2014: LEAVING LITTLE SILVER

ls leaves 111114ls leaves 111114 2Gorgeous autumn color lined Willow Avenue in Little Silver above and below Tuesday afternoon.

Morning fog with possible drizzle is expected to give way to mostly sunny skies Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Of note is the possibility of snow overnight Thursday into Friday. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

RED SKY AT RED BANK

rb sunrise 081214 2Sunrise on our beautiful Navesink River Tuesday morning, as seen from Maple Cove in Red Bank. The Green is in for rain Tuesday and possibly early Wednesday, followed by clearing that may last through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

A LITTLE SLIVER OF SPRING IN LITTLE SILVER

ls tree bud 040614Signs of spring abounded over the weekend, including this tree bud about to pop at the corner of South Silverton Drive and Branch Avenue in Little Silver Sunday.

Monday’s forecast by the National Weather Service calls for increasing clouds and a 60-percent chance of rain, mainly after 5 p.m. Showers are expected to continue as possible thunderstorms overnight. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

FORECAST: ‘PROLONGED’ STORM MAY SOAK US

rainfall totalsA slow-moving coastal storm is expected to linger along the Jersey Shore, bringing gale-force winds and minor flooding Wednesday through Saturday, according to a report issued by the National Weather Service.

Monmouth County could get 1.75 to 2 inches of rain, according to the report, issued Tuesday afternoon.

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SPRING SO CLOSE YOU CAN SMELL IT

dogsJoan and Bill Zacher of Middletown take Arden, left, and Zadar on a walk through downtown Red Bank Saturday. Arden is a Seeing Eye trainee who this week goes back to the program after spending a year and a half with the Zachers; Zadar is a Seeing Eye flunk-out. (Click to enlarge)

A warm and sunny taste of spring over the weekend yields to rain and relatively warm temperatures  as we close out February today.

The National Weather Service says the temperature will reach as high as 60 degrees in the Red Bank area, though opportunities to enjoy it will be limited by heavy rain, thunderstorms and maybe even some hail.

Sunny skies return for a few days beginning Tuesday, but temps will fluctuate quite a bit over the next few days as winter and spring begin their tug-of-war.

Here’s the forecast:

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