It’s a beach day

    It’s time to get back to the beach.

    After cool and damp conditions yesterday, the weather is improving this morning, with a dry north wind keeping the air comfortable. It is currently 69.8 °F at JSHN HQ in South Seaside Park.

    This photo is from moments ago in Ship Bottom, courtesy of TheSurfersView.com.

    Clouds will diminish throughout the day, with the afternoon and evening hours featuring more sun than clouds and temperatures in the 70s along the coast and low 80s inland. The coast will be cooler this afternoon as a sea breeze is expected to develop, the National Weather Service says.

    Tonight will once again be comfortable and cool, with temperatures dropping into the 50s in the north and 60s elsewhere.

    Saturday remains the pick of the weekend, with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the low 80s along the coast and mid-upper 80s inland. With a southwest flow ahead of an approaching cold front for Sunday, it will be muggy. Intermittent showers and thunderstorms are expected Sunday, with the moist airmass remaining in place as the front slowly advances from west to east.

    BOAT/BEACH: A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until noon today. North winds at 15 to 20 knots will be diminishing to five to 10 knots today, according to the National Weather Service. Seas are four to six feet, subsiding to three to four feet. While flies are not a problem now, they could arrive when the wind shifts to the west then southwest, but the shift will occur later today, likely after the beach day ends.

    Ocean temperatures have dropped to the upper 60s and low 70s, and there is a moderate risk of rip current development with breakers around three feet, so always swim near a lifeguard.

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