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Marine Forecast Discussion

Forecast: The forecast period begins with mostly sunny skies and very warm conditions, then a cold front will approach late in the day and moves through overnight. Scattered showers and thunderstorms for the interior will become a few scattered showers that moves through the shore points overnight. A more comfortable weekend with lower humidity is expected, but still with warm temperatures and mostly sunny skies. Temperatures begin to warm next week as ridging becomes established over the region, most notably toward midweek...where interior temperatures will soar into the 90s and shore points will be slightly cooler with the water temperature influence. Dry conditions maintain through at least midweek.

Tropical concerns: The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1st, and while it has been a fairly quiet start to the season, an area of low pressure currently near Florida will move northeastward along a frontal boundary in the Western Atlantic over the next few days. There may be some classification as either a tropical or subtropical depression or low-end tropical storm as it moves northeastward, but the expectation is that Friday's cold front will pick it up and send it more rapidly NE and away from land areas. Some increased risk for higher swells and rip currents are possible to begin the weekend, more likely the latter, but no direct impacts are expected.

Marine: Seas currently feature approximately 2-3 ft. wave heights with a southerly swell, and a dominant period of 7-9 seconds. Wave heights will increase a bit Friday to 3-4 feet, and will maintain through Saturday at those levels with a combination of a cold front moving through the region and low pressure passing by well offshore. Wave heights lower a bit to 2-3 ft. Sunday and Monday, and perhaps increasing slightly toward the middle of next week, but dry conditions are expected to maintain through the period. Thunderstorms can provide localized rough boat and beach conditions higher than wave heights indicated, and you should monitor statements issued by the National Weather Service forecast office in Mount Holly, NJ for the latest marine advisories. At present time, thunderstorm chances are low overall for the forecast period, and just a slight chance Friday night. Ocean water temperatures will run generally near seasonal averages for this upcoming week in the middle to upper 60s during the forecast period.

Forecaster: Rinaldi
Last updated: 12:10 PM Thursday June 13th, 2024

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