Cape May In Photos

Visitors can see a view of the fishing fleet across Cape May Harbor from Harborview Park on Texas Avenue. The City of Cape May at the Southern tip of New Jersey, offers a variety of activities for families to enjoy. Tuesday Aug. 14, 2018. (Dale Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City)

Sunday will be a spectacular sunny day in South Jersey, as the seas calm after Hurricane Dorian.

We’ll pick up Sunday right where we left off Saturday. That means plenty of blue sky and seasonable temperatures.

We’ll begin in the mid-50s out in Weymouth and Woodbine to the low 60s in Surf City and the shore.

High pressure will continue to be our weather player for the day. With a light northwest wind, the dry air and abundant sunshine will make it a weather winner for the beach, pool, BBQ or outdoor projects.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach the upper 70s just about everywhere.

The coastal flooding will go away, and I do believe the surf calms as well. Seas will be 3 to 4 feet out on the Atlantic. The rip current risk should be low, though swells come from different directions throughout the day.

Sunday night will be calm and quiet. Temperatures will be good for the windows open. Temperatures will fall through the 70s in the evening, bottoming out between 60 to 65 degrees by Monday morning.

Monday will see a good amount of sunshine during the morning. Some clouds will then fill in during the afternoon, as a boundary sets up just to our south with high pressure to our north.

It will not be a washout by any stretch, and after school activities should largely be fine. However, isolated showers and storms will be present for the p.m. hours. They’ll diminish soon after dark.

A ridge of high pressure aloft will then build in for the middle of the week. Tuesday will be in the upper 70s with a mostly sunny sky. When you think of September, many people think of this kind of day.

Wednesday and Thursday will turn warmer. The result will be summery temperatures. Average highs will be in the upper 70s. Mainland highs will be in the mid-80s, which is expected to be above average. Dew points will be 65-70, fairly sticky. You’ll likely want the air conditioner on.

In terms of rainfall, a cold front will pass through at some point. I have Wednesday and Thursday at a risk for storms.

However, I believe it to largely be confined to Thursday. Neither day will be a washout, though. If you have time to spend by the water, do so.

Meteorologist

This is my first newspaper but not my first forecast for NJ. I graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers. Two TV internships gave me a taste for the newsroom. Then, after nearly 4 years in private NJ weather, I'm forecasting South Jersey for you.

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