From the ABC 7 Weather team

Beach Forecast: From Atlantic City, NJ To The Outer Banks, NC

June 21, 2012 - 07:45 PM
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Heading to the beach this weekend?  After swealtering midweek temperatures, we'll be back to seasonable highs this weekend, so it will be quite refreshing at the beaches.

After record breaking temperatures Thursday, you may be thinking of hitting the beaches for the upcoming weekend.  A cool front will move through Friday and will bring some relief from the sweltering heat and humidity.  The cool front will not bring a significant drop in temperatures, but it will drop highs back to more seasonable levels and dewpoint temperatures will be back into the upper 50s to low 60s.

Heading to the Delaware and Maryland beaches?  It looks like highs will be in the mid 80s with a light Northerly breeze.  Plenty of sunshine is expected, as the front will be well offshore.  The map below shows the forecast for both the Northern and Southern beaches with temperatures and cloud cover for both Saturday and Sunday.  Notice water temperatures are in the low 70s along the Delaware Bay down to Ocean City.  Once you get to Virgina Beach, water temperatures start to rise in the upper 70s to low 80s.  Here's where to go to find local surf conditions

Beach Forecast for Saturday & Sunday

Beaches farther South, from Virginia to the Outer Banks, will deal with a few lingering showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, as the cold front stalls over the area.  Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s on Saturday, but then the front will push offshore and bring more sunshine, lower humidity, and slightly lower temperatures (low 80s) for Sunday.  As for the Chesapeake Bay beaches the weather looks delightful.

Chesapeake Bay Forecast

The Chesapeake Bay beaches will have pleasant summer weather. Highs will climb into the mid to upper 80s both days with light Northerly winds.  Also, enjoy comfortable humidity.  Expect a good bit of sunshine on Saturday, but with an advancing weather system, more clouds are possible late Sunday. 

Enjoy the weekend wherever you are.  Have fun and be safe!

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