For the first weekend of fall, September 24-25, 2016

After a summery few days to start the fall season, it will indeed feel more autumnal this weekend as cooler and more seasonable air arrives in South Jersey.

Clouds Saturday morning accompanied by a brisk northeast wind will give way to some sunshine later in the day, and then mostly sunny skies will be ours from start to finish on Sunday.

However, it will be much cooler than the past few days have been, when highs climbed above 80 degrees.  Instead, highs will only be in the upper 60s to low 70s both Saturday and Sunday.

Winds will be from the northeast throughout the weekend, hence the cooler air.  Winds will be most brisk early Saturday, around 10-20mph and gusty along the shore, diminishing to around 10-15mph on Sunday and less gusty.

High tides occur in the mid-afternoon over the weekend, with low tides and the biggest beaches coming first during the mid morning.

There is a moderate rip current risk of rip currents over the weekend, with offshore Hurricane Karl and the brisk onshore winds we will see regardless.  Be aware of that as most beaches are not guarded this late in the season.

Nevertheless, have a great day along the South Jersey shore, and as always, stay safe!