What to Know
Friday will be similar to Thursday as the cloudy and muggy weather pattern is expected to stick around one more day, Storm Team 4 says
The weekend will be much brighter as the sunshine finally returns after being gone for much of the week
The area won't see any major impacts from Florence, which is beginning to unleash its fury on the Carolinas
It's going to be gloomy again Friday, but meteorologists say the tri-state will get a treat this weekend as Hurricane Florence begins to unleash its fury on the Carolinas.
The cloudy and muggy weather pattern that has plagued the region for much of the week will stick around for one more day, according to Storm Team 4. Patchy fog will overtake the area as Friday begins, with overcast skies and and highs in the mid to upper 70s for the rest of the day.
The grayness will begin to break come nightfall, setting the stage for the return of some September sunshine that will be here to stay through the weekend, forecasters said.
Saturday will start mostly cloudy, but by the afternoon the sun will come out. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high right around 80 degrees.
Storm Team 4 says the tri-state won't see any major impacts, such as heavy rain or damaging winds, from Hurricane Florence, which has prompted multiple states of emergency as authorities prepare for what could be a catastrophic storm in the south.
Officials said Florence, which as of Thursday night had weakened slightly to a Category 1 hurricane, is bearing down on the North Carolina. Locally, a high surf advivroy has been issued for parts of the tr-state. Click here to see the latest weather alerts for your neighborhood.
Meanwhile, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday that current forecasts show Florence is likely to still strike a "glancing blow" to New Jersey.
That still means New Jersey's coastal areas will get heavy rains, some flooding and high winds.
In contrast to former Gov. Chris Christie's warning to "get the hell off the beach" before 2012's Sandy, Murphy asked residents to "please get off the beach."
He even added a "pretty please" for good measure.