But forecasters warned beachgoers to prepare for water temperatures that were much cooler than the air.

“Warm air doesn’t always mean warm water in lakes, streams or oceans,” the National Weather Service said. “55-degree water may not sound very cold, but it can be deadly.

“Jumping into cold water at any temperature can become dangerous if you’re not prepared to deal with the effects of sudden exposure on your body and brain.

“Warm temperatures can create a false sense of security for boaters and beachgoers, so if you plan to be on or near the water, arrive with information about conditions and how to protect yourself.”

In addition to the potential for cold water onslaught across the region, people in coastal areas should also be aware of the risk of high waves and rip currents. (See image above from AccuWeather.com.)

Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 will be mostly sunny with highs in the 70s.

Wind speeds will pick up on Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 30 won’t be as warm, with temperatures in the low 70s and clear skies.

Wednesday, May 31, will remain dry with plenty of sunshine and highs in the 70s.

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