After an unsettled Labor Day, “local summer” to kick off with pleasant conditions

     Somewhere at the Jersey Shore in late August 2014. (Photo: JSHN contributor Bill Senck)

    Somewhere at the Jersey Shore in late August 2014. (Photo: JSHN contributor Bill Senck)

    Labor Day beachgoers should expect unsettled conditions, but after the summer unofficially ends, “local summer” will kick off with pleasant weather Tuesday. 

    Jersey Shore residents say that September is a month with sparse crowds, generally beautiful weather, and warm ocean temperatures.

    This year, anyone heading to the beaches Tuesday through Friday will enjoy those conditions.

    But first, on Labor Day, a mixture of sun and clouds during the morning will lead to scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon, according to NOAA. Like yesterday, conditions will be quite warm and humid. The precipitation threat will continue until late evening, when skies will gradually clear.

    Tuesday will feature mostly sunny skies, which will last through Friday, according to NOAA. Clouds will build and showers chances will increase during the evening hours Tuesday ahead of a cold front that will pass through overnight, then skies will clear. 

    With a southwesterly flow remaining, temperatures will remain very warm on Tuesday (upper 80s at the coast), dropping to more comfortable levels Wednesday through Friday (lower 80s at the coast) as a northwest wind develops after the cold front heads offshore early Wedneday and high pressure builds. 

    The weekend remains uncertain. The current NOAA forecast calls for party sunny conditions and a slight chance of showers and a thunderstorm on Saturday. 

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