Enough with the rain! As New Jersey rises and shines on this Thursday morning, so will the sun shine for the first time in a couple of days.

That is happening after an initial clearout of showers that entered our area Tuesday night and stubbornly refused to leave in an expeditious manner. Sun will fully overtake clouds by the peak of the day, with Thursday's highs ranging from the upper 60s to mid-70s.

Thursday night looks clear and cool, with most lows in the 50s, although there exists the possibility that a few select pockets throughout the state could feel temperatures in the 40s overnight.

Temperatures, however, rebound on Friday to right where they're settling in on Thursday: upper 60s to mid-70s. Skies will be partly cloudy, still with that chance of an afternoon shower or two in far northern New Jersey.

Saturday and Sunday are what I like to call "carbon copy" days, both promising sun and a comfortable climate, with highs in the mid-60s up to 70.

After that, we're getting a little far ahead of ourselves, but Monday should still be sunny and then any effects from Irma could begin to get to us by Tuesday. For more on that, again, check the latest from Dan Alexander, and keep an eye on Dan Zarrow's Facebook page.

Meteorologist Dan Zarrow is on vacation and returns Monday, Sept. 11. Patrick Lavery, whose favorite Beatles songs are "Something" and "The Long and Winding Road," produces "New Jersey's First News" and is New Jersey 101.5's morning drive breaking news reporter.

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