Skies are mostly cloudy to overcast over the area and temperatures are much milder than the last several mornings ranging from the low 60s in the Clifton area to the mid 50s further inland, winds are light.
Today we should see considerable cloudiness but despite the clouds the temperatures will approach the 80 degree mark in some areas.
Record breaking heat likely Tuesday and Wednesday as high pressure offshore will pump unseasonably warm air into the region and with more sunshine temperatures will reach the low to mid 80s which is quite unusual for this late in the season. Looking back on my records which started in 1973 we only reached 80 degrees or more this late in the fall three times, 84 degrees on Oct 22, 1979, 80 degrees on Oct. 18th, 2007 and the latest 80 reading was 82 degrees set on Nov. 1st, 1974.
A front will bring cooler but still above normal temperatures Thursday and Friday with a chance of rain on Friday as the front may combine with a tropical low now in the Bahamas to give us some precipitation.
Dry with more seasonable temperatures for the weekend.
TODAY – Mostly cloudy, high near 80.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low in the low 60s.
TUESDAY – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 80s.
THURSDAY – Partly sunny, high in the mid 70s.
FRIDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high near 70.
SATURDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.
SUNDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southwest winds to 10 knots, seas 2 feet.
OUTLOOK – Possible small craft advisories Tuesday afternoon and at night. No advisories expected Wednesday through Friday morning with possible advisories again Friday afternoon and night.
Enjoy your Monday!