NWS: ‘Possibly’ near normal temperatures by next Monday

    (Photo: Justin Auciello/JSHN)

    (Photo: Justin Auciello/JSHN)

    There’s some good news if you’re dreaming of “cooler” temperatures.

    But that’s all relative. 

    In its afternoon forecast discussion, the National Weather Service in Mount Holly is calling for calendar day average temperatures to run above normal through at least next Sunday. By Monday, it’s possible temperatures will drop to normal levels. 

    A high pressure system anchored offshore continues to pump in hot and humid air, but a cold front is expected to cross the area by Wednesday followed by more high pressure before another cold front passes through late in the weekend. 

    But there’s no significant cool down ahead.

    The forecasters expect temperatures to be seven to 10 degrees above normal Wednesday, dropping to four to eight degrees above normal Thursday through Sunday.

    The average temperatures at the Atlantic City Marina and in Toms River during this period is around 80 and 83 degrees, respectively, according to the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist.

    Temperatures have averaged two to nearly five degrees above normal during the first two weeks of August, according to the National Weather Service.

    The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center is calling for a higher than average chance of above normal temperatures through the end of the month. 

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