Unsettled weather though mid-week, then improving

     Ocean City, NJ at 10:09 a.m. today. (Image: TheSurfersView.com)

    Ocean City, NJ at 10:09 a.m. today. (Image: TheSurfersView.com)

    Unsettled weather is here through Wednesday, but conditions will improve Thursday, lasting straight through Labor Day weekend.

    Mostly cloudy today, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. It’s not a bad beach day, and some are currently enjoying the beach in Ocean City. High pressure is moving away, and humidity is on the increase with the southwest wind, which will increase this afternoon up to 15 mph. Highs in the low to mid 80s. The precipitation threat remains tonight. Lows in the mid to upper 60s.

    Similar conditions for Tuesday, when a cold front begins to head into the area from the north, and the thunderstorms threat increases on Wednesday. The National Weather Service advises that “strong to locally severe thunderstorms are possible” Tuesday into Wednesday, with activity most likely on Wednesday, when a low pressure system will form along the cold front. Heavy downpours are possible.

    The cold front heads away on Thursday, allowing high pressure to arrive Friday. Preliminarily, the long Labor Day weekend looks nice, with mostly sunny conditions and temperatures around 80 at the coast, slightly warmer inland.

    BOAT/BEACH: There are no marine advisories impacting the Garden State, but keep in mind that strong thunderstorms are possible tomorrow and Wednesday. Breakers and swells are running about two to three feet, and the ocean temperature is in the low to mid 70s. There is a low risk of rip currents, but always swim near a lifeguard.

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