Friday afternoon traffic alert: beautiful weekend on the horizon

    A cool, dry late-summer weekend is nearly here, and it looks like some are already getting an early start in Loch Arbor, courtesy of this view from TheSurfersView.com.

    The cold front has moved out to sea. Cloud cover will slowly diminish as dry air continues to push in, so with the current light north-northwest wind, clearing will occur from High Point (first) to Cape May (last). But despite the clouds and slightly muggy air, it’s still a decent morning, with peeks of sun, temperatures in the 70s, and decreasing humidity. Temperatures will rise into the low 80s for all. The northwest flow will increase this afternoon, spiking winds to about 10-15 mph. It will be a pleasant, mostly clear night, with low temperatures in the 50s north, 60s south.

    High pressure will build in tomorrow. With an onshore flow, keeping temperatures along the coast in the mid 70s (low 80s inland), some clouds will mix in, but still mostly sunny and dry. Bring your sweatshirt to the beach. Clear and cool at night. Another winner on Sunday, with slightly warmer temperatures and perhaps a few less clouds as high pressure will be firmly in control. Clouds then begin to build back in for Monday, and there is a chance of showers on Tuesday.

    BOAT/BEACH: A comfortable day in the sand or on the water. Not perfect tanning weather, but there is no threat of precipitation. On the water, keep in mind that the north-northwest wind will increase this afternoon as the pressure gradient tightens, but there are currently no marine advisories. Breakers and swells are running around two feet, and there is a low risk of rip currents, but always swim near a lifeguard. Low tide is around 4 p.m.

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