Atlantic City Airshow officials cross fingers while rain moves in

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Atlantic City Airshow officials are crossing their fingers in anticipation of a mid-week line of thunderstorms that could drop up to 2 inches of rain and threaten the 12th annual air show./NWS Atlantic City Airshow officials are crossing their fingers in anticipation of a mid-week line of thunderstorms that could drop up to 2 inches of rain and threaten the 12th annual air show./NWS Atlantic City Airshow officials are crossing their fingers in anticipation of a mid-week line of thunderstorms that could drop up to 2 inches of rain and threaten the 12th annual air show.

Several hundred thousand spectators are expected to line the beaches and the Atlantic City Boardwalk to watch military, commercial and historic aircraft in a four-hour-long aerial festival.

The 12th annual Atlantic City Airshow begins at 11:30 a.m.

South Jersey weather changes quickly

After a wonderful Monday, South Jersey weather will go down hill on Tuesday as a trio of low pressure systems and linking cold front begin a march east across the United States.

The cold front will trigger heavy rains across the Middle Atlantic States on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The rain could fall hard and fast enough to cause flooding in areas of poor drainage.

Up to 2 inches of rain could fall between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The worst of the rain will be to the west of South Jersey, however. More than 2 inches of rain could fall over portions of the I-95 corridor.

The heaviest rain should fall on Tuesday morning and again on Tuesday evening. Future radar indicates most of the heavy rain will be over by 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, the day of the airshow.

R A cold front will reach the coast on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Atlantic City Airshow organizers hope the front and the rain associated with it will clear the Jersey Shore in time for the event to begin./NWS A cold front will reach the coast on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Atlantic City Airshow organizers hope the front and the rain associated with it will clear the Jersey Shore in time for the event to begin./NWS emember, however, sometimes weather systems like to slow up and stall out as they get to the Jersey Shore.

But this time, forecasts feel Tuesday’s rain will make a quick exit during the morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 13.

If promoters are lucky, the 12th annual Atlantic City Airshow will mark the second time in as many weeks that weather flirted with hampering a major beach event.

On Sunday, Aug. 3, a two-day rainfall ended in the hours just before country group Lady Antebellum took the stage in a free beach concert.

Here is this week’s weather by the numbers:

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Light east wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.
Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

 

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