You’ll have to wait a bit longer if you’ve been hoping for a prolonged late spring stretch of warm days and abundant sunshine.
The triple threat of cooler air filtering in from the north, a few cold fronts, and a series of low pressure systems ambling in the region will keep the Jersey Shore cool and unsettled throughout the workweek.
After 70s on Monday, high temperatures will be several degrees below normal Tuesday (60s) and five to 10 degrees below normal Wednesday and Thursday (upper 50s to lower 60s), according to the National Weather Service.
And showers and possibly thunderstorms later Monday will continue in periods into Tuesday and possibly Wednesday and Thursday.
A northeasterly wind gusting to 15 to 20 miles per hour during the afternoon on Tuesday through Thursday will make the beaches feel raw.
But relief is possible on Friday when a high pressure system arrives and could bring drier conditions and seasonable temperatures. The current NOAA forecast has mostly sunny skies from Friday through the weekend.
By Sunday, the National Weather Service says its forecasters are increasingly confident that a “notable warming trend” is set to occur.
After a low risk of rip current development Monday, forecasters say Tuesday afternoon might see an increased risk during the afternoon depending on the northeast wind speed. By Wednesday, the risk is likely to increase to moderate due to building waves and the northeast wind gusting to near 20 miles per hour.