FRIDAY AUGUST 18, 2017 6:00 A.M.
It is very muggy this early morning with mainly cloudy skies, there are some showers now over parts of northwest New Jersey and the Poconos. Temperatures range from the mid 70s in the Clifton area down to the upper 60s further inland, winds are mainly calm.
The area of showers will move into our area this morning producing some heavy rain in spots. Then there may be a break in the rain later this morning into the afternoon with some possible sunshine, but as a cold front approaches the area more showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop later this afternoon and extend into this evening. Some of the storms may be accompanied by strong gusty winds and heavy rain, some parts of the area have a flash flood watch in effect.
The front will clear the area Saturday morning as high pressure moves in. It will be very warm both Saturday into Sunday with plenty of sunshine but it will be much less humid than today.
Mostly clear weather is still anticipated for Monday’s eclipse.
A frontal system may touch off showers and thunderstorms Tuesday evening into Wednesday.
Fair weather is expected at the end of next week with cooler and less humid conditions.
TODAY – AUG 18 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning, some rain may be heavy, more showers and thunderstorms this afternoon which may be accompanied by heavy rain and strong gusty winds, very humid, high in the mid 80s.
TONIGHT – Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms mainly before midnight, some storms may be accompanied by heavy rain and strong gusty winds, humid, low in the low 70s.
SATURDAY – AUG 19 – Sunny and less humid, high in the upper 80s.
SUNDAY – AUG 20 – Sunny, high in the upper 80s.
MONDAY – AUG 21 – Sunny, high in the upper 80s.
TUESDAY – AUG 22 – Mostly sunny and more humid, high near 90. Chance of showers and thunderstorms at night.
WEDNESDAY – AUG 23 – Mostly cloudy in the morning, partly sunny in the afternoon with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.
THURSDAY – AUG 24 – Sunny and less humid, high in the low 80s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. this morning till midnight tonight for southerly winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 4-5 feet. Belmar’s ocean temperature is 74 degrees.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Sunday through Tuesday.
Enjoy your Friday!