With the exception of potential showers Tuesday evening into Wednesday and another chance Friday evening into early Saturday, conditions will be generally pleasant and mild at the Jersey Shore this week, forecasters say.
A mixture of sun and clouds is on tap for the remainder of Monday, with temperatures in the middle 70s at the coast, according to the National Weather Service.
Clouds will begin to build during the day Tuesday, when a system is expected to arrive from the west Tuesday evening and last through a portion of Wednesday, delivering a chance of showers and breezy conditions at the shore.
But the greatest threat is for areas to the north of Interstate 78, the National Weather Service advises in a Forecast Discussion issued Monday morning.
For areas to the south of I-78 — which includes the entire Jersey Shore — there will be a chance of a shower “but not nearly as threatening as further north,” the discussion said.
A drier north-northwest flow develops Thursday, with partly sunny conditions expected, and by Friday, even more sunshine.
A period of showers is then expected as a cold front then arrives Friday night and passes through by early Saturday morning.
Skies then brighten during the day on Saturday with a gusty westerly wind. Pleasant conditions are on tap for Sunday.
Temperatures will be unseasonably warm for most of the week, averaging five to eight degrees above normal Tuesday through Friday, then cooling to slightly below normal on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.