Beach plans this weekend? Another nice one on tap

    The dry weekend weather stretch continues for almost all of the upcoming weekend.

    It’s mostly sunny at the beaches Friday, with high temperatures expected to reach around 80 degrees. Winds are light out of the northeast.

    For Saturday, conditions will be similar, although perhaps a bit cooler at the beaches, according to the latest NOAA forecast. Winds will switch to the south during the day. 

    Sunday will feature overall decent conditions — a mix of sun and clouds — during the daylight hours followed by a chance of a shower or thunderstorm during the evening. 

    The surf will be around a foot, according to magicseaweed.com. There is a low risk of rip currents Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The risk will likely remain minimal through the weekend, but always beware of rip current formation. They can form at anytime, so swim near a lifeguard.

    But will it be warm enough to swim?

    With a recent cold snap due to upwelling, a northeast wind has rebounded ocean temperatures to more seasonable levels Friday: 71.8 in Sandy Hook, 63.7 in Atlantic City, and 68.7 in Cape May, according to NOAA. 

    But with southerly winds in the weekend forecast — the same winds that bring cold water to the surface — expect those temperatures to dip once again. 

    If you’re looking for shore events, check out NewsWorks’ Next Exit Shore Guide.

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