Temperatures over the next several days are forecast to run between five and 10 degrees below average, forecasters say, a product of a cold front that moved through during the day Wednesday, producing scattered thunderstorms.
The good news is that the sun will return Thursday and continue through the weekend with no threat of additional storms moving through. The bad news is that there will be no more early beach days ahead like what Jersey Shore residents experienced last weekend.
Thursday’s high will be just 53, with overnight lows dipping to 35 degrees. Friday will nudge up to 55 degrees, with highs Saturday and Sunday forecast to be 58 and 60, respectively. Lows through the weekend will be in the mid-to-high 30s. The long-range, seven day forecast from the National Weather Service shows highs next week not making it past 61 degrees.
“Our ‘average’ high is 65 degrees for late April,” Press of Atlantic City meteorologist Dan Skeldon wrote Wednesday night. “We’re consistently below that from here on out.”
Skeldon also said forecasters were tracking a coastal storm that could affect the Shore area toward the end of next week.