A cold front passed through the area last night pushing the clouds and showers offshore. Yesterday we had a little over a half inch of rain in Clifton, however Central and Southern New Jersey had more torrential rainfall and some severe weather with a small tornado reported in Manahawkin.
Much cooler air has moved in with temperatures this morning at daybreak has fallen to the 50s with dew points falling to the very comfortable 40s.
Today will feature plenty of sunshine with high temperatures not rising above the upper 70s with continued very low humidity levels and a refreshing gusty northwest wind.
This cool and dry weather should continue through the weekend with only a slow moderation of temperatures.
More clouds early next week as a warm front slowly moves northward from the southeast states, temperatures will be near normal.
Looking at the long range models it appears that we may have warmer temperatures and higher humidity toward the end of next week that may last through the rest of August
The forecast: Today – Sunny and much less humid, some wind gusts to 25MPH, high in the upper 70s.
Tonight – Clear, low in the mid 50s.
Thursday – Sunny, high near 80.
Friday – Sunny, high in the low 80s.
Saturday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 80s.
Sunday – Partly sunny, high in the low 80s.
Monday – Partly sunny, high in the low 80s.
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 80s.
Marine forecast: Small craft advisory till noon today for northwest wind gusting to 25 knots seas 4 feet.
Outlook – Sub-advisory level conditions through the weekend!
Have a very pleasant day!