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Beach Forecast: From The Eastern Shore To The Outer Banks

June 7, 2012 - 09:00 PM
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Heading to the beach this weekend?  It may be a great place to cool off, as temperatures soar.

Thinking about getting away this weekend?  Maybe getting away from the heat?!  Well it's going to be hot across the region, but at least by the water it will feel a bit cooler and you can always jump in the bay/lake/river/ocean to cool off!  

With the changing weather pattern, highs will climb into the upper 80s to low 90s inland; however, it will be a few degrees cooler along the coast.  A broad area of high pressure will build into the region, which will bring hotter temperatures, but plenty of sunshine.  Great for all weekend, outdoor activities!

Let's start at the Northern beaches and work South - then we'll come back to the Chesapeake Bay.  Atlantic City, Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany, and Ocean City will have lots of sunshine and high temperatures in the mid 80s.  Ocean temperatures are in the mid 60s to low 70s.  Mainly Westerly winds will keep temperatures, even at the beaches, fairly warm/hot.

Weekend Ocean Beach Forecast

Farther South, to Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks, will be great beach spots, as well.  More sunshine, albeit a few afternoon cumulus clouds, and highs into the 80s. Water temperatures are a little warmer, at around 75°. 

Around the Bay, water temperatures are in the low to mid 70s and afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s West of the Bay, but on the Eastern side temperatures will reach the low to mid 80s with Westerly winds blowing off the relatively cooler Bay temperatures.

Weekend Bay Forecast

With the sunshine, whether you're looking to cool off at the beach or the pool, make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen with the high UV index.

Looking to surf?  Not great swells for that, but could have fun boogie boarding!  The water should be relatively calm with 1 foot waves, which should bode well for boaters.

Have a great weekend - Enjoy the sunshine and stay safe in the heat!

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