The final traditional vacation week of summer is looking decent at the Jersey Shore, forecasters say.
Mostly sunny skies on Monday will give way to building clouds later in the day. An onshore wind will keep the beaches cool and temperatures in the 70s.
Tuesday will begin mostly cloudy and then feature increasing shower chances during the afternoon through the evening hours, especially in southern shore areas. The onshore flow will continue, with easterly winds gusting up to around 35 miles per hour at times.
The breezy and potentially showery conditions are due to fringe impacts from a coastal storm that will be passing off the North Carolina coast and out to sea.
Pleasant conditions will return on Wednesday, featuring partly sunny skies, temperatures in the middle 70s, and a northerly breeze up to 20 miles per hour. Decent conditions will continue on Thursday, but there will be a shower chance later in the day as a cold front passes through the area.
High pressure will return over the area on Friday and last through Saturday, providing dry conditions and comfortable temperatures in the 70s. Sunday could see some showers but the forecast remains uncertain.
A high risk of rip currents is up for Monday and could last through Wednesday due the persistent onshore flow. A high risk of rip currents means dangerous and potentially life threatening conditions exist for all people entering the surf. People visiting the beaches should stay out of the high surf.
There is also a chance some areas could approach minor coastal flooding levels with the Tuesday afternoon or overnight high tide cycle. The risk of flooding will depend on the track and strengthen of the low pressure system along the southeastern coast.