Mainly sunny at the Jersey Shore during the workweek

     South Seaside Park in August 2014. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    South Seaside Park in August 2014. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    On the last workweek of the summer tourism season, weather conditions at the Jersey Shore will be mainly sunny and more comfortable than inland locations, forecasters say.

    High pressure will remain in control over the region through Tuesday, followed by a cold front that will move through mid-week, according to the National Weather Service. The cold front could spark some showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night. 

    High temperatures at the beaches will be around 80 degrees through Wednesday, compared to readings in the middle to upper 80s inland, according to NOAA. 

    Wednesday will be the warmest day due to a southwesterly flow. 

    After the frontal passage, temperatures will drop Thursday, leading to a “cool and dry day” on Friday, when beaches will be in the lower 70s and inland locations slightly warmer, forecasters say. 

    Dangerous rip currents will be a threat during the period. 

    The Labor Day weekend forecast remains uncertain. 

    Forecasters expect a warming trend due to a developing southerly flow, which will increase moisture.

    “This could set the stage for the best chance of thunderstorms (on either Saturday or Sunday) as a second cold front could approach the region,” a Forecast Discussion issued by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ advises. 

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