From the ABC 7 Weather team

Weekend Beach & Boating Forecast: Atlantic City to the Outer Banks

August 16, 2012 - 08:45 PM
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Summer is winding down, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy some fun in the sun by the water.  How much sun this weekend?

It's hard to believe Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end to the summer season, is just three weekends away!   Now even though the sun starts setting earlier, there's still plenty of time to enjoy time at the beaches and along the Bay - especially since water temperatures are the warmest in late summer and early autumn. 

So are you thinking of going to the beach this weekend?  Or maybe taking the boat out on the Chesapeake?  Well, the weather will certainly be "cool" for August standards and there could be some wet weather.  

A strong cold front will slide through the Mid Atlantic late Friday and will usher in some much "cooler" air.  Temperatures along the coast will only be in the upper 70s to low 80s.  Also, if you're looking to get some sun, there probably won't be too much.  Rain will be possible early Saturday and then a few more showers can't be ruled out on Sunday.  It won't be a washout along the coast, from Atlantic City to Hatteras, but it won't be the sunniest of weekends either.

Beach Forecast Saturday, Aug. 18th & Sunday, Aug. 19th

Similar weather is expected along the Chesapeake Bay.  Temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s with a few showers early Saturday morning.  A little more sunshine is expected late Saturday and Sunday and the winds should be relatively light, out of the North-Northeast, for boaters.

Chesapeake Bay Forecast Saturday, Aug. 18th & Sunday, Aug. 19th

Overall, it won't be a bad beach weekend, but it won't be the warmest and most sunny.  Make the most out of it and enjoy!  Three (unofficial) summer weekends left!

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