Weather Authority: Jose threatens Jersey shore before final sunny days of summer

- (AP/WTXF) -- Jose is threatening the New Jersey shore with rough surf, powerful winds and the chance for storm surge.

A tropical storm watch is in effect Monday for eastern Monmouth, Ocean, southeast Burlington, Atlantic and Cape May counties. Tropical storm conditions are possible Tuesday.

Irma is churning up the ocean and swimmers are advised to stay out of the surf.

Forecasters say wind gusts of up to 45 mph are possible. The wind could down trees and power lines.

The potential exists for a storm surge of 1 to 3 feet through early Wednesday afternoon. That could pose flooding along the coast and generate moderate beach erosion.

Further inland, residents can expect mostly cloud cover.

By the weekend, the temperature will shoot back up to the 80s for our last few days of summer.

Download the FOX 29 Weather Authority App to keep up with the latest forecast.

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MONDAY: Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. H 77° / L 66°

TUESDAY: Watching the tropics. Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%. H 72° / L 67°

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s. H 84° / L 65°

THURSDAY: Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s. H 84° / L 63°

FRIDAY: Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s. H 81° / L 62°

SATURDAY: More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s. H 82° / L 63°

SUNDAY: Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s. H 83° / L 64°

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