Very hot today with thunderstorms likely later this afternoon! Cooler and less humid Tuesday and Wednesday! Heat returns for Friday into the weekend!


We have partly cloudy skies early on this Monday morning and temperatures range from the low 70s here in Clifton to the low 60s in some of the inland suburbs, winds are mostly calm.

Looking back on my 43 years of records shows that July 18th has the most 90 degrees or higher temperatures than any other day of the year and this year we will add another one as a southwest wind off high pressure offshore will pump up hot air and give us temperatures well up into the 90s.  A cold front approaching from the west will cause thunderstorms to develop later this afternoon some of these storms may be strong with possible strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

Much drier air with cooler temperatures behind the front for tomorrow and especially Wednesday, dew points both days will drop to the comfortable 50s along with seasonable temperatures.

Thursday will be dry with warmer temperatures but still with comfortable humidity levels.

Another heat wave is expected Friday through Sunday with highs each day well up into the 90s with increasing humidity.  A cold front may cause some thunderstorm activity on Sunday otherwise no rain is expected.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Increasing cloudiness, breezy and hot, with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly after 5 p.m., some storms may contain strong gusty winds and heavy rain, high in the mid 90s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly before midnight, some storms by contain strong gust winds and heavy rain, low in the low 70s.

TUESDAY – Sunny and much less humid, high in the upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY – Sunny and pleasant, high in the mid 80s.

THURSDAY – Sunny, high near 90.

FRIDAY – Mostly sunny and hot, high in the mid 90s.

SATURDAY – Mostly sunny and hot, high in the mid 90s.

SUNDAY – Mostly sunny and hot, chance of afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 90s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  TODAY – Small craft advisory in effect from noon till midnight for southwest winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 2-4 feet.  Water temperatures are in the low 70s.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Tuesday through Friday.

 

Have a good day!

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