Dry weekend ahead: Mix of sun, clouds

     South Seaside Park, July 2014. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    South Seaside Park, July 2014. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    The weekend will feature generally tranquil conditions at the Jersey Shore, forecasters say.

    Beachgoers can expect a mixture of sun and clouds both days, with possibly more clouds on Sunday, and a cool onshore flow keeping temperatures in the 70s, according to the latest NOAA forecast.

    The surf will be around two to three feet both days, according to magicseaweed.com. There is a low risk of rip currents Friday, a National Weather Service surf zone forecast advises. 

    However, with onshore winds all weekend, beware of rip current formation and check the surf zone forecast before you head to the beach. Rip currents can form at anytime, so always swim near a lifeguard.

    But after a recent stretch of cool ocean temperatures, will it be warm enough to comfortably swim? 

    The ocean temperature is 64.8 degrees in Atlantic City and 73.2 degrees in Sandy Hook, according to NOAA. The onshore flow will keep cooler water from invading. 

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

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