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For many of our areas, an extended
heatwave likely continues this week
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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)


Marine Forecast Discussion

Forecast: Turning much hotter on Friday under partly cloudy skies, but with a northerly wind component, humidity will not be at oppressive levels. A backdoor cold front moves through overnight, but precipitation to the north should run out of steam before reaching the DE/OCMD shore points. Behind that front, the holiday weekend is warm, but notably cooler with low to mid 80s expected and dry conditions expected. A weakening cold front boundary may touch off a stray t-storm later in the day or in the evening on Monday, otherwise increasing temperatures through midweek with generally fair skies expected and increasing humidity levels.

Tropical concerns:  None expected this week. Prolific amounts of Saharan dust found over the tropics like caps any tropical development in the Atlantic Basin through at least mid-month.

Marine:  Wave heights are currently around 2 feet with a southeasterly swell, and a dominant period of 7-9 seconds. Wave heights increase slightly on Saturday to 2-3 feet as a backdoor cold front moves through Friday night, and similar wave heights on Sunday. In the presence of another weakening frontal boundary and/or isolated thunderstorm activity late Monday, wave heights again increase to 3-4 feet, then decreasing to 2-3 feet on Tuesday and Wednesday. Any localized thunderstorm activity even if isolated/localized can promote rough seas, and you should follow all statements issued by the NWS for marine interests in the shorter term and day of any boating or beach activity.

Forecaster:  Rinaldi
Last updated:  Thursday July 2nd, 2020 10:00am

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. Next scheduled update is prior to next weekend, on Thursday July 9th, 2020.

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