OCEAN GROVE - Signs that spring has arrived are popping up all along the Jersey Shore.

The boardwalk in Ocean Grove was more crowded than normal this afternoon as people hit the shore town to enjoy the first official day of spring.

Temperatures have been in the 70s for days and are expected to continue through the weekend.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio says temperatures could hit the upper 70s to near 80 degrees in some spots on Thursday.