Forecast Details for Neptune, NJ

Recent Locations: Neptune, NJ  
Today: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 64. South wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers. Low around 49. South wind 14 to 17 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a west wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 7 to 16 mph.
Sunday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Light south wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 58.
Monday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
Wednesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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Weather Topic: What are Shelf Clouds?

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A shelf cloud is similar to a wall cloud, but forms at the front of a storm cloud, instead of at the rear, where wall clouds form.

A shelf cloud is caused by a series of events set into motion by the advancing storm; first, cool air settles along the ground where precipitation has just fallen. As the cool air is brought in, the warmer air is displaced, and rises above it, because it is less dense. When the warmer air reaches the bottom of the storm cloud, it begins to cool again, and the resulting condensation is a visible shelf cloud.

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Weather Topic: What is Condensation?

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Condensation is the process which creates clouds, and therefore it is a crucial process in the water cycle. Condensation is the change of matter from a state of gas into a state of liquid, and it happens because water molecules release heat into the atmosphere and become organized into a more closely packed structure, what we might see as water droplets.

Water is always present in the air around us as a vapor, but it's too small for us to see. When water undergoes the process of condensation it becomes organized into visible water droplets. You've probably seen condensation happen before on the surface of a cold drink!

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