The beautiful weather of the weekend gives way to a wet Monday with the threat of strong thunderstorms much of the week.

A rainy morning in Toms River (Lou Russo, Townsquare Media NJ)

Showers and thunderstorms moved across the state on Sunday night, continuing early Monday morning with heavy rains, thunder and lightning. Meteorologist Richard Lewelling expects a lull in the precipitation for the morning but another round of storms will arrive in the afternoon as a front and low pressure form in North Jersey.

"Some of those storms could have  damaging wind gusts, large hail and locally heavy rainfall," explains Lewelling, who says a "conveyor belt of disturbance will keep New Jersey unsettled with daily storm chances over the next 7 days."

Sunday's beautiful weather also caused some problems for swimmers, where the beaches were crowded and rip currents were active. There were two rescues in Seaside Heights according to the Press of Atlantic City, which also reports rescues at Long Beach Island, Harvey Cedars, Barnegat Light, Surf City and Atlantic City.

The beach in Harvey Cedars on Sunday (Harvey Cedars Police)

Summer-like heat and humid is expected to continue through Wednesday with temperatures in the 80s and lower 90s. Beaches will a bit cooler with temperature only be in the upper 70s.  "Although the ocean may appear to be calm, you always want to swim near a lifeguard & never swim alone or at night," advised Harvey Cedars Police on their Facebook page.


Toniann Antonelli contributed to this report