Father’s Day weekend forecast: Seasonably warm and sunny at the Jersey Shore

    (Image: Creative Commons)

    (Image: Creative Commons)

    The weather gods will be shining down on dad this weekend.

    After a global weather forecasting model was indicating the potential on Monday for a coastal low pressure to ride up the coast and deliver soggy weather, the weekend is now looking to be a weather treat. 

    Following a decent chance of showers tomorrow afternoon through early Friday, quiet weather is on tap until early next week, according to the National Weather Service. 

    High pressure will dominate the region’s weather during the weekend, delivering seasonably warm temperatures and sunny skies. High temperatures will likely be around 80 degrees inland and lower to middle 70s at the coast. 

    The next chance of rainfall will be on Tuesday as a frontal boundary moves through the area. 

    The only wrinkle in the Shore forecast is the potential for an increasing threat of rip current development for Friday and Saturday due to the interaction between the high pressure system and an offshore low pressure system.

    “The ultimate risk for the formation of these dangerous, i.e. more powerful rip currents, will depend on the easterly swell height and, as mentioned, the overall position of high pressure and the resultant easterly winds,” forecasters from the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ wrote in this afternoon’s forecast discussion.

    “The current forecast now positions the center of the high right over our forecast waters the second half of the weekend. This should tone down the enhanced rip current threat for Sunday,” the forecasters continued. 

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