Record warmth is likely ahead this week at the Jersey Shore as temperatures surge to levels more typical of mid-May, forecasters say.
The National Weather Service envisions temperatures 20 to 25 degrees above normal Tuesday and 25 to 30 degrees above Wednesday.
Temperatures are likely to be cooler at the coast due to the ocean influence.
After fog both mornings, the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday calls for mostly sunny skies.
By Thursday, global forecasting models show differences, with above average temperatures continuing through the weekend but at an extent not as extreme as Tuesday and Wednesday.
As of now, forecasters at the local National Weather Service office in Mount Holly favor the cooler modeling solution for later in the week.
The record high for Atlantic City is 70 (1930) and 74 (1930) for Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Forecasters say February is on track to be a top 10 warmest on record. Last February was in the warmest on record.