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Beach forecasts are updated weekly on Thursdays prior to an upcoming weekend throughout the summer months, from Memorial Day through Labor Day (seasonal)

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Marine Forecast Discussion

Forecast: A cold front moving through the region on Thursday will stall and weaken near or just south of the DelMarVA region on Friday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are most likely to occur on this day and night than any other day over the holiday weekend. As the front dissipates on Saturday, we will maintain mostly cloudy skies, but will transition to more widely scattered and isolated diurnally-driven showers/storms, and less so with time. The Sunday-Monday time frame continues the theme of diurnally-driven showers or convection, but becoming more hit or miss, and both days feature more sun than seen on Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will begin to increase Sunday as another ridge takes control, and maintains through next week. High pressure will build in from the north late in the weekend and settle into the region next week, reducing shower/storm threats, and eliminating the threats by Tuesday and Wednesday.

This will be the FINAL weekly beach forecast of the 2018 season with the arrival of Labor Day weekend.

Tropical concerns:  None

Marine:  Latest observations show seas are currently 1-2 ft with a southerly swell, and a dominant period of 7-9 seconds. Forecast is for a wave heights to increase slightly to 2-3 ft on Friday and Saturday with a weak frontal boundary in the vicinity. As the front dissipates later in the weekend, and high pressure builds in from the north, wave heights will decrease gradually into next week. The only  caveat to that wave height forecast is rough seas for marine interests in the presence of any isolated thunderstorm that occurs. Any thunderstorm presence, even if isolated, can provide rough seas, and you should consult and heed localized statements from the National Weather Service with regard to coastal marine advisories.

Forecaster:  Carmella
Last updated:  Thursday August 30th, 2018 9:00am

EPAWA beach forecasts are a seasonal product, and are updated every Thursday prior to a weekend during the Summer months, between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend. As such, this is the FINAL weekly beach forecast of the 2018 season. The next update, and first beach forecast for the 2019 season, is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd, 2019.

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