It’s starting to feel a lot like summer: very warm week ahead

     South Seaside Park in July 2014. (Photo: Justin Auciello/JSHN)

    South Seaside Park in July 2014. (Photo: Justin Auciello/JSHN)

    If you’ve been waiting for an summery week, it’s finally here. 

    “While the calendar says September, it will continue to feel like the heart of summer as the heat and humidity remains across the area,” forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ wrote in Forecast Discussion this morning. 

    High pressure centered in the western Atlantic Ocean is “helping to pump up the heat and humidity within a southwesterly flow,” according to the forecasters. 

    Inland temperatures Tuesday are expected to reach the lower to middle 90s, while coastal areas will be slightly cooler in the 80s.

    Relief will be found at the beaches all week. 

    While a front will move through the region during the early morning hours on Wednesday — potentially sparking a shower or thunderstorm — and winds will shift to the northwest, the forecasters say that there will be “no significant airmass change.”

    Wednesday through Friday will be dry, with continued “hot and muggy” conditions, according to the National Weather Service. 

    A front is then expected to sweep through the area at some point Saturday, delivering a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cooler weather expected Sunday. 

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