A unseasonablly cool stretch of weather will last until at least Friday, forecasters say.
After a cold front departs out to sea Monday, high pressure will build in, delivering a much more comfortable and drier air mass.
And that air mass is not typical for late July, tweeted Gary Szatkowski, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ.
“Climate says this is hottest time of the year for our region. Weather says something else,” he wrote.
In coastal areas, daytime temperatures will hover around 80 degrees all week — just slightly cooler at the beaches — with overnight lows in the 60s, according to NOAA.
Sunshine will prevail through Friday, although “there could be enough daytime instability to create isolated showers or thunderstorms for the latter half of the week,” a Forecast Discussion from the Mount Holly National Weather Service said.
But the risk is no “more than a slight chance probability through Friday at this time,” according to the Forecast Discussion.
Over the weekend, precipitation chances increase with a muggy southwest flow forming and a frontal boundary drifting from the ocean and close to the coast, according to the National Weather Service.