Forecast Details for Neptune, NJ

Recent Locations: Neptune, NJ  
Overnight: Rain. Patchy fog. Low around 45. Light northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday: Rain likely, mainly before 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 50. Northeast wind 5 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Northeast wind 14 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Northeast wind around 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday Night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Monday: A chance of snow showers before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 42.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48.
Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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Weather Topic: What is Precipitation?

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Precipitation can refer to many different forms of water that may fall from clouds. Precipitation occurs after a cloud has become saturated to the point where its water particles are more dense than the air below the cloud.

In most cases, precipitation will reach the ground, but it is not uncommon for precipitation to evaporate before it reaches the earth's surface. When precipitation evaporates before it contacts the ground it is called Virga. Graupel, hail, sleet, rain, drizzle, and snow are forms of precipitation, but fog and mist are not considered precipitation because the water vapor which constitutes them isn't dense enough to fall to the ground.

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Weather Topic: What is Sleet?

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Sleet is a form of precipitation in which small ice pellets are the primary components. These ice pellets are smaller and more translucent than hailstones, and harder than graupel. Sleet is caused by specific atmospheric conditions and therefore typically doesn't last for extended periods of time.

The condition which leads to sleet formation requires a warmer body of air to be wedged in between two sub-freezing bodies of air. When snow falls through a warmer layer of air it melts, and as it falls through the next sub-freezing body of air it freezes again, forming ice pellets known as sleet. In some cases, water droplets don't have time to freeze before reaching the surface and the result is freezing rain.

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