Hermine still poses surf threat, but heat becoming the big story
Many are viewing it as "the big storm that wasn't," but Meteorologist Dan Zarrow warned that no matter how Hermine shaped our weekend weather, the storm's effects would be felt well into this week. And that remains the case at the Jersey Shore.
Hermine is currently meandering off the coasts of New Jersey and Long Island before it moves further northeast and out to sea. So at least until Wednesday, possibly Thursday, there remains a threat for beach erosion from battering waves, as well as rough seas and dangerous rip currents.
With Labor Day weekend now behind us, though, each of those dangers is magnified by the fact that shore lifeguards have largely left the beach for the winter. And it's a shame that the ocean will stay so choppy for now, because temperatures this first full week of September stand to be more in line with July or early August.
Tuesday brings a mix of sun and clouds, with a breeze carrying up to 30 mph gusts and high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80s. Overnight, skies will be fair, with lows in the 60s in most places and lower 70s in urban centers.
Then, the warmup begins. Wednesday looks to be sunny and less breezy, with highs approaching 90, but that's just a prelude to Thursday and Friday. Both days will be scorchers: plenty of sun, high temps in the mid-90s, and a heat index ("feels like" temperature) close to 100 degrees.
So if you MUST keep up your daily pumpkin spice latte routine over the next few days...do yourself a favor and ask for it on ice!
Meteorologist Dan Zarrow is on vacation and returns Monday, September 12. Patrick Lavery produces "New Jersey's First News" and is New Jersey 101.5's morning drive breaking news reporter.
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