We’ve been lucky with our summer shore weekends this year, especially lately. Using Atlantic City as a base, we’ve now gone 12 straight weekend days without rain. And ALL of them were partly sunny or better.
That’s a nice stretch. We even lucked out last weekend, as the coastal storm stayed weak and offshore.
Before this nice stretch, 6 of 7 weekend days in June had some rain, and there was a lot less sunshine than July and August. So far. And it looks like the stretch of nice shore weather will continue for this weekend.
The pattern is similar to what we’ve seen in recent weeks. Hot weather inland (but not dangerously hot) and sunny, dry, and warm shore weather. At times, the ocean temperature got up to 78 degrees in Atlantic City, and was 80+ at the Delaware Beaches-without the jellyfish that often come with warm ocean temperatures.
As the computer model maps show, high pressure is centered nearby both Saturday and Sunday, without any significant rain threat. The chances aren’t zero, especially in the Poconos, but they’re pretty low. Again.
Phila. area: mostly sunny and hot. High 90. Chance of rain 5%
NJ Shore: .sunny and nice. High 80. Chance of rain near zero. Wind from the Southwest, shifting into a sea breeze in the afternoon. Ocean temp 74.
DE Beaches. Sunny and warn. High 86. Chance of rain near zero. Wind Southwest 10-15 mph. Ocean temp 77
Poconos: sun & clouds. Warm. High 80. Chance of rain 15%
Phila. area:. Sun & clouds. Hot & a bit more humid. High 92 (“Fells like” to 95). Chance of rain 5%
NJ Shore. mostly sunny and warm. High 82. Wind SW turning into PM sea breeze. Chance of rain near zero.
DE Beaches. Mostly sunny and hot. High 88. Wind SW 10-15
Poconos. : mostly sunny and warm. High 84. Chance of rain 10%
Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz
Chief Meteorologist, NBC10 Philadelphia