Well under an inch of rain is expected through Labor Day as hot, hazy, and humid conditions persist for most through at least mid-week, forecasters say.
Forecasters say that there’s a slight chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms each day due to atmospheric instability during the continuing summery pattern.
But according to the National Weather Service, between only one-tenth and one-quarter of an inch of rainfall is in the forecast for the next seven days.
Rainfall at the Jersey Shore has been below normal since late June, with Monmouth County leading the other coastal counties with a departure of between 26% to 50% below the average, according to the National Weather Service’s Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
According to the NOAA Drought Monitor, at the Jersey Shore, Monmouth County is listed within the “abnormally dry” category.
The latest NOAA forecast for inland areas of the Jersey Shore show temperatures around 90 degrees for most of the workweek, dropping back slightly by the weekend.
For the coast, temperatures are expected in the middle 80s through Tuesday, dropping back to the lower 80s Wednesday and then to the upper 70s through the weekend courtesy of a developing onshore flow.
Forecasters generally expect a mixture of sun and clouds each day.