One more hot and humid day today with possible showers! Much less humid air moves in by Sunday afternoon!


Skies are mostly cloudy to cloudy across the area early on this Saturday morning and tempertures range from the low 70s in the Clifton area to the upper 60s further inland, winds are nearly calm and it continues to be muggy.

Today may be the last 90 degree day of the year as high pressure moves off the coast and a cold front approaches from the west, hot and humid air will continue along with partly sunny skies.  The front may cause some shower activity this afternoon but most of the showers will hold off until tonight.

The front will come through tomorrow morning with a continued chance of showers followed by clearing, it still will be warm but become much less humid in the afternoon.

Pleasant weather Monday and Tuesday with near seasonable temperatures.

Another cold front may touch off some showers on Wednesday followed by even cooler weather for the end of the week with temperatures actually below normal which we have not seen much over the last several weeks.  No widespread precipitation is expected through the end of the week as our dry pattern continues..

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Mostly cloudy hot and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., high in the low 90s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, low in the mid 70s.

SUNDAY – Chance of showers before 10 a.m. then clearing and becoming much less humid, high in the mid 80s.

MONDAY – Sunny, high in the upper 70s.

TUESDAY – Sunny, high in the low 80s.

WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the low 80s.

THURSDAY – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.

FRIDAY – Sunny, high in the upper 70s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Small craft advisory will be in effect from noon today till 1 p.m on Sunday for southerly winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-6 feet.  Water temperatures are in the low 70s.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Sunday night through Wednesday.

 

AUGUST AND SUMMER RECAP:

August temperatures averaged around 4 degrees above normal which tied for second as the warmest August since 1973;  Precipitation was below normal with only 2.43″  The hottest day was on the 13th when the temperature reached 98 degrees, the lowest was on the 23rd when the temperature dropped to 55 degrees.

The 3 summer months were also well above normal, nearly averaging 3 degrees above average making this the third hottest summer since 1973 with only 2005 and 2010 being warmer.  Precipitation was also below normal with 11.71 inches falling.

 

Have a good day!

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