MONDAY JUNE 19, 2017 5:51 A.M.
Skies are mostly clear early on this Monday morning and it is very warm outside already with temperatures ranging from the upper 70s in the Clifton area to the low 70s further inland. The humidity is very high with dew points in the oppressive 70s, winds are light southerly.
A cold front approaching from the west will give our area heavy rain with strong to severe thunderstorms from late this afternoon into this evening. Rainfall should average 1-2 inches with some higher amounts possible. Some thunderstorms may be accompanied by damaging winds and some hail. A flash flood watch is in effect as some areas may receive more than an inch of rain per hour.
The front will cross the area tomorrow morning with some lingering showers possible after midnight. Skies will become partly sunny tomorrow afternoon; it still will be warm but much less humid.
Wednesday and Thursday should be pleasant summer days with warm temperatures and comfortable humidity.
Unsettled weather Friday through the weekend, temperatures will be warm and there will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms each day.
TODAY – JUN 19 – Becoming mostly cloudy, very humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., heavy rain possible in thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms before midnight, some storms will be accompanied by very heavy rain and locally damaging winds, low in the upper 60s.
TUESDAY – JUN 20 – Partly sunny and less humid, high in the upper 80s.
WEDNESDAY – JUN 21 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 80s.
THURSDAY – JUN 22 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 80s.
FRIDAY – JUN 23 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.
SATURDAY – JUN 24 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.
SUNDAY – JUN 25 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high near 80.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect till 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Today southerly winds to 25 knots, seas 4-7 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected from Tuesday evening through Friday.
Have a nice day!