It’s sunny and comfortable, but flies are menacing beachgoers

     Ship Bottom. (Photo:

    Ship Bottom. (Photo:

    Moments ago in Ship Bottom, where it’s absolutely gorgeous. But there’s a problem. With a light offshore wind, Jersey Shore Hurricane News contributors are reporting flies at Ocean County beaches.

    Nevertheless, it’s sunny and comfortable today, with highs 75 to about 80. For tonight, a cold front passes through, delivering unseasonably cool readings: upper 30s in the mountains, upper 40s-low 50s inland, and upper 50s at the coast. So it’s an early shot of autumn.

    Cooler tomorrow, but still sunny and comfortable, with highs around 70. Temperatures rebound back to about normal for the weekend, and another cold front approaches later in the day on Sunday (although it will be a mostly dry frontal passage).

    BOAT/BEACH: A classic September beach day! However, beware of flies. West/northwest winds at 10-15 mph, breakers and ocean swells around two feet, and the ocean temperature is in the low to mid 70s. There’s a low chance of rip currents. But lifeguards are now off-duty in the majority of towns, so exercise extreme caution.

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