More strong thunderstorms possible this afternoon and evening; Closely watching Arthur!


At daybreak this morning in the Clifton area it is cloudy and muggy with the temperature around the 70 degree mark.

An area of light rain has moved offshore early this morning and most of the rest of the morning should be rainfree.  Showers and thunderstorms should develop this afternoon and continue tonight, some storms again may be quite strong with gusty winds and heavy rain.  A flash flood watch is effect for the area.

Arthur is now a hurricane off the southeast coast.  The storm is expected to cross the Outer Banks late tonight and then move about 200 miles east of the New Jersey coast on Friday.  Some moisture from the hurricane may interact with a cold front that will cross the area tomorrow morning enhancing the rain in our area.  Most of the rain should end by noontime on Friday and we should have some clearing late in the day and become much less humid.

Saturday will be very pleasant with warm temperatures and very low humidity.  For beachgoers Arthur will cause high surf and dangerous rip currents.

Sunday will continue to be very pleasant with seasonably warm temperatures and low humidity.

Temperatures and humidity will rise early next week along with possible afternoon and evening thunderstorms both  Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Mostly cloudy with a showers and thunderstorms likely mainly this afternoon, some storms may be accompanied by strong gusty winds and heavy rain, high in the upper 80s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms, some storms by again be accompanied by strong gusty winds and heavy rain, low in the low 70s.

INDEPENDANCE DAY – Showers likely in the morning with a chance of a thunderstorm, clearing and less humid in the afternoon, high around 80.

SATURDAY – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.

SUNDAY – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.

MONDAY – Mostly sunny, high near 90.

TUESDAY – Partly sunny, more humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high near 90.

WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high near 90.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  TODAY – South wind to 14 knots, seas 2-3 feet.

OUTLOOK:  Small craft advisory will be in effect from 5am Friday to 6am on Saturday.  Sub-advisory level conditions later Saturday into Sunday morning with advisories again possible later Saturday through Tuesday.

 

Have a good day!

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