ShoreCast | August 18th, 2017

A moderate risk of rip currents continue today as frontal system moves through the shores.  Showers and thunderstorms are also likely. Some of these of thunderstorms could strong to severe with isolated tornadoes or waterspouts particularly along the NJ shore. Take more precaution swimming or with small boats in the waters today.

Shore Forecasts

Overview

Last Updated: 11:30am Friday, August 18th, 2017 by MP

A frontal system will likely produce more scattered showers and thunderstorms over the shores today and tonight.. Increasing southerly winds ahead of this system, may result in higher waves and more rip currents again today and tonight. High pressure builds back with more tranquil weather and seas for the shores this weekend.

Be sure to check with local beach authorities on water conditions before swimming. Never swim on an unguarded beach under any circumstance. Also take shelter inside structures, when thunderstorms hit. Lightning can easily strike persons on the beach, water or next to high objects.

New York

Including the Rockaways, Jones Beach, Coney Island, and Southampton to Montauk

Friday, August 18th, 2017 (until 8pm): Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. Heavy rainfall, gusty winds and cloud to ground lightning possible with thunderstorms. High temperatures in the mid-upper 70s. South winds around 10 to 15 kts in the morning, increasing around 15 to 20 kts in afternoon. Wave heights around 3 to 5 feet. Moderate risk of rip currents.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 (until 8pm): Partly sunny. High temperatures in the middle 80s. Northwest winds around 5 to 10 kts, becoming southwest during the afternoon. Wave heights around 2 to 3 feet. Isolated to scattered rip currents possible.

Sunday, August 20th, 2017 (until 8pm): Mostly sunny. High temperatures in the middle 80s. Northwest winds around 5 to 10 kts, becoming southwest during the afternoon. Wave heights around 1 to 2 feet. Isolated to scattered rip currents possible.

-MP

NJ Shore

Including Manasquan, Long Beach Island, Atlantic City and Cape May

Friday, August 18th, 2017 (until 8pm): Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. Heavy rainfall, gusty winds, cloud to ground lightning and isolated tornado/waterspouts possible with thunderstorms. High temperatures in the mid-upper 70s. South winds around 10 to 15 kts in the morning, increasing around 15 to 20 kts in afternoon. Wave heights around 3 to 5 feet. Moderate risk of rip currents. Winds and waves could be higher in stronger thunderstorms.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 (until 8pm): Partly sunny. High temperatures in the middle 80s. Northwest winds around 5 to 10 kts, becoming southwest during the afternoon. Wave heights around 2 to 3 feet. Low to moderate risk of rip currents possible.

Sunday, August 20th, 2017 (until 8pm): Mostly sunny. High temperatures in the middle 80s. Northwest winds around 5 to 10 kts, becoming southwest during the afternoon. Wave heights around 1 to 2 feet. Low risk of rip currents likely.

-MP

Other

Including all Secondary Beaches, Bays and Inlets (Areawide)

Friday, August 18th, 2017 (until 8pm): Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. Heavy rainfall, gusty winds and lightning possible with thunderstorms. High temperatures in the mid-upper 70s. South winds around 5 to 10 kts in the morning, increasing around 10 to 15 kts in afternoon. Wave heights around 1 to 2 feet. Isolate rip currents possible.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 (until 8pm): Partly sunny. High temperatures in the middle 80s. Northwest winds around 5 to 10 kts, becoming southwest during the afternoon. Wave heights around 1 to 2 feet. Isolated rip currents possible.

Sunday, August 20th, 2017 (until 8pm): Mostly sunny. High temperatures in the middle 80s. Northwest winds around 5 to 10 kts, becoming southwest during the afternoon. Wave heights around 1 foot. Isolated rip currents possible.

-MP

Hazard Risks

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