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)

FAIR HAVEN: AUTUMN 2014

rumson rd 101514This burst of autumn color is brought to you by the trees along Ridge Road outside the Fair Haven Fields Nature Area, right, and Rumson’s Meadowridge Park, left. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: CIGARETTE SPARKS FENCE FIRE

rb fire 031614Volunteer firefighters on the scene of a yard fire at 62 Washington Street in Red Bank Sunday night. Fire Chief Tommy Welsh tells redbankgreen the fire, reported at around 7:30 p.m., burned a wooden fence, apparently after a discarded cigarette ignited some leaves on the ground. The fire was quickly knocked down, with no damage to the house, Welsh said. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

FALLING INTO WINTER

The wind-down to the start of winter, and the winter solstice – shortest day of the year, occurring today – as seen in a tree on Madison Avenue in Red Bank.

SUNNY VETERANS DAY WEEKEND IN STORE

leaf-dumpNature dumped a fresh load of autumn leaves on a car and yard on Mechanic Street in Red Bank Thursday. (Click to enlarge)

Friday’s Veterans Day salutes – including one at the Veterans Monument at 51 Monmouth Street in Red Bank at 11 a.m. – are likely to be held under sunny skies amid gusty winds as we head into a sunny and mild weekend.

Here’s the forecast for the next few days and beyond:

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WEEKEND ROARS, THEN PURRS

ridge-rd-103011 Autumn colors on display at Fair Haven Fields on Ridge Road Sunday, with no hint of the fury of the day before. (Click to enlarge)

What a weekend, huh?

Near-freezing temperatures, sideways rain, snow, slush, then… brilliant sunshine, as though a switch was thrown.

Saturday’s “freak northeaster” dumped up to 19 inches of snow elsewhere in New Jersey, but spared the The Green its icy wrath. Then, on Sunday, hardly a cloud in the sky.

The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly sunny Monday with a high of 55 degrees or so.

Here’s the outlook for Monday night at the rest of the week:

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