Sunday’s the pick of an overall decent beach weekend ahead

     Seagulls resting on the pilings that once supported Funtown Pier in Seaside Park on June 20, 2014. The pier was deemed unsafe after Superstorm Sandy then destroyed by the boardwalk fire in September 2013. (Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    Seagulls resting on the pilings that once supported Funtown Pier in Seaside Park on June 20, 2014. The pier was deemed unsafe after Superstorm Sandy then destroyed by the boardwalk fire in September 2013. (Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    Planning on heading to the beach to ring in the first weekend of summer?

    Overall, you’re in luck.

    While Sunday is the pick — mostly sunny with highs in the middle 70s and light winds — Saturday won’t be too shabby. 

    Forecasters expect partly cloudy conditions, a slight chance of a shower, light winds, and highs in the lower to middle 70s during the first half of the weekend. National Weather Service forecasters say the best chance of precipitation should be in the morning, with lessening chances throughout the remainder of the day. 

    The best weather will be found in the northern beaches Saturday, so if it’s a choice between Sandy Hook and Cape May, head north. 

    The surf will be around one to two feet both days, according to magicseaweed.com. While the ocean will be relatively calm, rip currents can form at anytime, so always swim near a lifeguard.

    And with ocean temperatures warming, you can now have the whole beach experience.

    As of Friday morning, the water is 70.3 degrees in Atlantic City, according to NOAA. It’s slightly cooler to the north and warmer to the south.

    If you’re looking for shore events, check out NewsWorks’ Next Exit Shore Guide.

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