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Beach & Boating: From Atlantic City To The Outer Banks

August 2, 2012 - 06:15 PM
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Summer is more than halfway through.  Find out what to expect for the first weekend of August up and down the East coast.  

It was a scorching July - in fact, the second hottest month in weather records.  The beaches and bay are always great options to help cool off in the summer.  If you're thinking of making a trip to the water for the first weekend of August, it will certainly will be refreshing with the summer heat and humidity. 

High temperatures for all the Atlantic beaches will be in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees both Saturday and Sunday.  Water temperatures are comfortable in the upper 70s near Atlantic City and Ocean City and even into the low 80s farther South near the Carolina's. 

August 4 & 5th Beach Forecast

Saturday a few pop up late day showers and thunderstorms aren't out of the question, but overall a great beach day. I think Sunday will be very much the same, but maybe a slightly greater risk for late day storms with the next weather front approaching from the West. The surf should be relatively calm Saturday, but a bit more choppy Sunday.

If your travels take you to the Chesapeake Bay, it will be hot, but on the water -- should be smooth sailing.  Daytime highs will reach the low 90s.  The greatest risk of storms will be late Sunday, but keep an eye to the sky both Saturday and Sunday for ominous looking clouds and keep your ears alert to thunder.  "When thunder roars, head indoors". 

Chesapeake Bay August 4 & 5th Forecast

Enjoy the first weekend of August - have fun and be safe!

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