The recent heat surge peaks Wednesday, with many inland locations to reach 90 degrees, while the beaches will remain cooler, forecasters say.
A cold front will then pass over the region tonight, allowing high pressure to once again build back into the region for Thursday into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Dry and increasingly warm weather is expected during that period.
“Saturday looks to be the best day of the holiday weekend, and Sunday could end up being not all that bad, especially over southern and eastern areas,” a Forecast Discussion issued by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ said.
A cold front is then expected to pass through the region later Sunday into Monday, but global forecasting models currently disagree with respect to timing. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms both days.
But by Monday night into Tuesday, forecasters say the front will clear the area.
“Weak high pressure builds back in, and a dry day is in store for the long ride home after the holiday weekend,” according to the National Weather Service.