Temperatures set to spike again at the Jersey Shore

     Beachgoers enjoying the mild temperatures last Sunday in Harvey Cedars. (Image: Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol)

    Beachgoers enjoying the mild temperatures last Sunday in Harvey Cedars. (Image: Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol)

    Temperatures are set to once again spike at the Jersey Shore after a brief reprieve.

    After record setting high temperatures on Sunday, a cooler air mass is overhead for a second day, although conditions yesterday and today are still above normal.

    Normal temperatures at the Jersey Shore are in the middle 40s. Today’s highs are likely to reach the upper 40s. 

    But by tomorrow, a high pressure system anchored over the western North Atlantic Ocean will generate a southerly flow into the region through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

    That’ll allow temperatures to once again spike, entering the lower 60s on Wednesday and even warmer on Thursday, likely the warmest day of the three. Showers are possible during the last three days of the workweek.

    As of now, temperatures are set to rise to around 70 degrees inland and 60s at the coast on Thursday.

    Temperatures are then likely to drop down into the lower 60s on Saturday ahead of a cold front. Showers and possibly thunderstorms are in the forecast. 

    By Sunday and Monday, dry weather will prevail high pressure builds back into the region. Temperatures are likely to drop back to the lower 50s, which is still slightly above normal. 

    As of now, the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting the probability of above normal temperatures through the first week of March. 

    No snow is in sight. 

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