It’s a beach week

     Casino Pier, Seaside Heights. (Image:

    Casino Pier, Seaside Heights. (Image:

    Good morning from Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, where swell from an offshore low pressure system is hitting the shoreline.

    With high pressure in control, another peaceful weather week is here: warm days, cool nights, and an abundance of sunshine.

    Temperatures will generally be around the low to mid 70s along the coast and mid 70s to low 80s inland (80s Wednesday through Friday). After a warm front passage Tuesday, we’ll also likely see 80 degrees at the beaches on Wednesday. Winds continue onshore today, turning west to southwest Tuesday for days. We could possibly see some showers later Saturday into Sunday as a cold front approaches, but there’s plenty of time to see how that develops.

    Is this warm weather called Indian Summer? Although we have above average temperature, it’s not. The National Weather Service defines it as “abnormally warm and dry weather period, varying in length, that comes in the autumn time of the year, usually in October or November, and only after the first killing frost/freeze.”

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    BOAT/BEACH: If you’re on vacation this week, you’re in luck. The beach and waterways look great, and the ocean is still warm (just shy of 70 degrees). With the low pressure system passing by today, there continues to be a moderate risk of rip currents, which may last until Tuesday. Lifeguards are off-duty, so exercise extreme caution.

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