ShoreCast | September 26th, 2017

Mostly tranquil weather is expected over next few days for shores and beaches. But swells from Hurricane Maria will still cause higher surf and a higher risk of dangerous rip currents, during the next few days. More forecast and hazards risk information are below.

Shore Forecasts

Overview

Last Updated: 10:30am Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by MP

High pressure will support mostly tranquil weather for shores and beaches through Thursday. However a light onshore flow will keep some low clouds and patchy fog around. Then a cold front will pass through late Wednesday and Thursday morning. But only few isolated or widely scattered showers or thunderstorms are expected. Behind the front, it will turn cooler and less humid for the rest of the week.

After bringing some tropical force winds and rainfall to the Outerbanks of North Carolina today and tomorrow, Maria will be tracking further offshore later this week. The storm will likely weaken as it moves over cooler waters and shear increases over it. But swell from Maria will continue to cause some rough surf and a heightened risk for dangerous rip currents along the oceanfront shores and beaches over the next few days. Some beach erosion is also possible. Surf and the risk for rip currents should lower by the weekend.

Safety Tips: Be sure to check with local beach authorities on water conditions before swimming over the next few days. Never swim on an unguarded beach under any circumstance. The surf is likely to particularly dangerous for inexperienced swimmers today. 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

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 (through 8pm): Mostly cloudy, warm and muggy. Some patchy fog is possible. High temperatures in the middle 70s. East winds around around 5 to 10 kts. Wave heights between 4 to 8 feet around the Rockaways, Jones Beach and Coney Island, and around 8 to 10 feet from Southampton to Montauck. High risk for rip currents for all beaches. Some beach erosion and minor damage to dune structures is possible

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 (through 8pm): Mostly cloudy, warm and muggy. Some patchy fog is possible. High temperatures in the middle 70s. East winds around around 5 to 10 kts. Wave heights between 4 to 8 feet around the Rockaways, Jones Beach and Coney Island, and between 8 to 10 feet from Southampton to Montauck,  High risk for rip currents likely. Some beach erosion and minor damage to dune structures is possible

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 (through 8pm): Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers early in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny by the afternoon hours. High temperatures in the middle 70s. North-northwest winds between 10 to 15 kts with gusts up to 20kts possible. Wave heights between 4 to 8 feet in the morning then decreasing to 3 to 5 feet around the Rockaways, Jones Beach and Coney Island. Wave heights between 8 to 10 feet in the morning, then decreasing to between 6 to 8 feet during the afternoon, from Southampton to Montauck  High risk for rip currents likely.

-MP

NJ Shore

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

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 (through 8pm): Mostly cloudy, warm and muggy. Some patchy fog is possible. High temperatures in the middle 70s. East winds around around 5 to 10 kts. Wave heights between 4 to 8 feet between Sandy Hook and Manasquan, between 8 to 10 feet between Long Beach Island and Cape May . High risk for rip currents for all beaches. Some beach erosion and minor damage to dune structures is possible

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 (through 8pm): Mostly cloudy, warm and muggy. Some patchy fog is possible. High temperatures in the middle 70s. East winds around around 5 to 10 kts. Wave heights between 4 to 8 feet between Sandy Hook and Manasquan, between 8 to 10 feet between Long Beach Island and Cape May . High risk for rip currents for all beaches. Some beach erosion and minor damage to dune structures is possible

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 (through 8pm): Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers early in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny by the afternoon hours. High temperatures in the middle 70s. North-northwest winds between 10 to 15 kts with gusts up to 20kts possible. Wave heights between 4 to 8 feet in the morning then decreasing to 3 to 5 feet between Sandy Hook and Manasquan. Wave heights between 8 to 10 feet in the morning, then decreasing to between 6 to 8 feet during the afternoon, Long Beach Island and Cape May . High risk for rip currents likely.

-MP

Other

Including all Secondary Beaches, Bays and Inlets (Areawide)

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 (through 8pm): Mostly cloudy, warm and muggy. Some patchy fog is possible. High temperatures in the middle 70s. East winds around around 5 to 10 kts. Wave heights between 1 to 2 feet or less

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 (through 8pm): Mostly cloudy, warm and muggy. Some patchy fog is possible. High temperatures in the middle 70s. East winds around around 5 to 10 kts. Wave heights between 1 to 2 feet or less

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 (through 8pm): Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers early in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny by the afternoon hours. High temperatures in the middle 70s. North-northwest winds between 10 to 15 kts with gusts up to 20kts possible. Wave heights between 1 to 2 or less.

-MP

Hazard Risks

ShoreCast Hazard Risk Map 092617

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