Forecast: Beach Weather Wed. Coincides With Astronomically High Tides

A warm front moved through the area late Tuesday and ushered in very warm air. Temperatures overnight remained about as warm as you'd typically find during the day. This will set us up for a very warm afternoon.

Unseasonably warm temperatures will  prevail all day today (Courtesy:NOAA)
Unseasonably warm temperatures will prevail all day today. (Courtesy NOAA)

Beach-lovers, if you hope to catch some of the highest tides of the year, high tide is around 2:30 p.m. today. The tides the past few days have been some of the most extreme of the year. These tides occur twice each year. Back in May, the tides were similarly high.

What's This About A 'King Tide'?

Recently, the term "King tide" is being used to describe these big tides, but the term isn't scientifically significant. Over the next few days, the level the tides reach will return to a more typical range. The only real issue with the big tides would have been if we had a storm this week, but thankfully, that's not happening.

Tomorrow, cooler air returns off the ocean. Highs will remain in the 50s, and there will be a raw feeling to the air. Showers won't fall until late in the day. I suspect we make it through the evening commute dry, but it will be close.

On Friday a storm system crosses through the area with more showers. Some areas could see some downpours, but the track of the storm will determine exactly how much rain will fall.

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Wednesday: Partly sunny and warm. Highs 75-81, cooler south-facing coastal areas.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with some fog. Lows 52-57.

Thursday: Clouds thicken, showers develop. Highs in the mid-50s to lower 60s.

Friday: Cloudy with a period of showers. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and seasonable. Highs in the mid 60s.

Sunday: Mainly sunny and cooler. Highs in the upper 50s.

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