In portions of the Mid Atlantic, a great beach weekend is expected. In an unusually wet and active weather pattern, this will be the first great beach weekend for places like the Jersey Shore, that has seen rain on at least part of the weekend for every weekend for months. The last rain-free weekend in the Garden State was over April 21-22. With high pressure in control, a mild, sunny weekend is expected.
The shift to a dry weekend is the result of a changing weather pattern that’ll bring different temperatures and sky conditions. This week, the more noticeable change in temperatures in the Mid Atlantic will be Thursday night and Friday, as drier air and slackening winds will allow for more efficient radiational cooling during the night and less downsloping and atmospheric mixing during the day. Based on this type of set-up, Thursday will see lows 4-9 degrees colder than Wednesday while and Friday`s highs will be just a few degrees cooler than Thursday`s. The warmup begins in earnest this weekend as mid-level ridging in the
central U.S. begins to slowly press east. with the axis nearing the Great Lakes and Ohio/Tennessee Valleys by late Sunday night. A warmup of a few degrees each day is expected on Saturday and Sunday.
A disturbance is forecast to move through the region late Sunday night into Monday morning. When the disturbance approaches, some showers or storms will be possible during the overnight hours.
The good weather forecast is in sync with the New Jersey Jeep Invasion, one of the largest gatherings of Jeep enthusiasts of its kind of the beach. With thousands expected in Wildwood, New Jersey for the event, it appears the weather will cooperate with more sunshine than clouds and highs in the upper 70’s to low 80’s after overnight lows in the mid 60’s. While it’ll be a great weekend at the beach, the ocean water temperature is still too cool to enjoy without a wetsuit. The ocean temperature at Wildwood Crest is 62 and that water temperature reading isn’t expected to change much over the next several days.
The New Jersey Jeep Invasion is an annual Jeep-only event held right on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey. Hosted in the sand, just a couple hundred feet from the Atlantic Ocean and right next to the iconic 2 mile long Wildwood Boardwalk, with over 300 rides and attractions, the 2018 NJ Jeep Invasion event provides ticket holders with two full days of beach access. In addition to checking-out more than 75 of the industry’s top vendors, guests can take their Jeep through a one-of-a-kind beach obstacle course staffed by Rausch Creek Off-Road Park. While the deadline to buy tickets has passed (May 31), the event is open and free to the public who’d like to walk onto the beach to see the Jeeps, vendors, and ticket holders participating in the activities there; there is no charge to roam the event. Vendors are open 9am-5pm Friday and Saturday. More details can be found on their website here: http://www.njjeepinvasion.com/
The Jeep Invasion event is also collecting food for the needy, giving people a chance to win great prizes for helping the cause. Raffle tickets will be given when you bring non-perishable food items for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey – Southern Branch. At last year’s event, more than 8,000 lbs of food for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey – Southern Branch was collected. NJ Jeep Invasion also donated another 10,000 lbs of food to the The Preston & Steve Show camp out for hunger in November thanks in part to Rugged Ridge‘s generous monetary donation and a matching donation from US Foods.