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No Relief at the Beach

Unless you're in the water, the ocean isn't going to provide much of an escape from this weekend's heat

Saturday promises to be the hottest day of the year. For those who choose to spend this weekend at the Shore or the Delaware Beaches, the lack of sea breeze and the intense heat will make the water inviting but also keep the relief confined to the water itself as a sea breeze looks rather minimal for both Saturday and Sunday.

High temperatures on Saturday look to reach the middle 90s, even on the beach, with heat index values likely at or over 100 degrees.  Sunshine dominates Saturday.   A few storms can't be ruled out on Saturday night after 10 or 11 p.m., mainly for the Central Jersey beaches up north as a cool front tries to slip through the region.  That front will take the better part of Sunday to get through most of the area, which means Sunday will also be a warm day.  However, with the front in the area, the threat of scattered thunderstorms does exist in the afternoon and evening.  The best chances for thunder will be from Atlantic City on south.  

If you're enjoying a staycation in your backyard, temperatures will approach or break 100 degrees on Saturday in what is likely the hottest day of 2012.  With humidity, it will feel closer to 110 at the peak heat of the day Saturday.  Sunday will be a notch cooler with clouds and the potential for a storm but we should reach 90 again.

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Tom Thunstrom is the editor and publisher of Phillyweather.net. You can also follow Phillyweather.net on Twitter at @phillywx or on Facebook.

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