Unseasonably cool week ahead at the Shore

    If you like cool spring weather, this week’s for you. 

    The week will feature unseasonably cool temperatures at the Jersey Shore. 

    And according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, it doesn’t look like warmer air will arrive until sometime next week. 

    The normal high temperature is around 70 degrees during the second week of May, according to the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist.

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    High temperatures this week won’t approach that number, but with more April-like conditions, it won’t be chilly either.

    We’ll rise to the upper 50s Monday and Tuesday, reaching the lower 60s Wednesday through the weekend. 

    Monday and Tuesday evenings will be chilly in the lower 40s before rebounding to around 50 degrees for the remainder of the week. 

    But with the traditional first planting date in the area on Mother’s Day, cool air is not uncommon during the second week of May. 

    Looking ahead, the Climate Prediction Center is calling for a 33% to 40% probability of above normal temperatures between May 15 and May 21, meaning the return of t-shirts and shorts.

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