Record high temperatures in reach for several days

     Fishing at Island Beach State Park last Sunday. (Photo: JSHN contributor Patricia Golden Hubbs‎)

    Fishing at Island Beach State Park last Sunday. (Photo: JSHN contributor Patricia Golden Hubbs‎)

    Many locations will flirt with record high temperatures over the next several days.

    A ridge will develop over the eastern United States beginning tomorrow, allowing warm air to surge northward, according to the National Weather Service.

    The result will be temperatures at least in the lower to middle 60s through Monday, possibly reaching or exceeding record high temperatures each day. Overnight lows will drop down to the 40s inland and around 50 near the coast. 

    The daily records for the Atlantic City International Airport are 66 on Friday (1971), 67 on Saturday (1931), 69 on Sunday (1991), and 65 on Monday (1929).

    The average high temperature for the same location during the upcoming days is in the upper 40s.

    The warmest day, according to forecasters, is likely Sunday. A cold front will pass through the region later on Monday and deliver a round of showers, but temperatures will not plunge.

    By Tuesday, skies will clear, and temperatures will drop down to the 50s, which is still about 10 degrees above normal.

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