Good viewing weather for the solar eclipse! Hot and humid on Tuesday! Much cooler and comfortable Thursday through the weekend!


MONDAY  AUGUST 21, 2017  5:50 A.M.

Our area has mostly clear skies early on this Monday morning and temperatures range from the upper 60s in the Clifton area down to the upper 50s further inland, winds are mainly calm.

High pressure moving off the coast will give us a warm day with slowly increasing humidity.  We should have good viewing weather for the partial solar eclipse this afternoon, the show in our area starts around 1:20 p.m with the midpoint of the eclipse will be at 2:45 p.m when about 70% of the sun will be obscured, the eclipse will end at 4 p.m.  The only cloud cover should be some scattered fair weather cumulus this afternoon.

The high pressure will move further off the coast on Tuesday, there may be a shower in the early morning then become mostly sunny during the day, hot and humid with temperatures around 90 and dew points in the low 70s.   Showers and thunderstorms are possible at night into early Wednesday morning as a cold front swings through the area.

Wednesday we should have clearing skies, warm but become less humid during the afternoon.

High pressure will then be with us Thursday through the weekend giving us comfortably cool weather with plenty of sunshine and very low humidity.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – AUG 21 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 80s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of a shower after 4 a.m., low in the low 70s.

TUESDAY – AUG 22  – Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high near 90.  Chance of showers and thunderstorms at night.

WEDNESDAY – AUG 23 – Partly sunny and becoming less humid in the afternoon, high in the mid 80s.

THURSDAY – AUG 24 – Sunny, high near 80.

FRIDAY – AUG 25 – Sunny, high in the upper 70s.

SATURDAY – AUG 26 – Sunny, high near 80.

SUNDAY – AUG 27 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 70s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  TODAY – Southerly winds to 11 knots, seas 1 foot.  Belmar’s ocean temperature is 73 degrees.

OUTLOOK – A small craft advisory is posted from 3 p.m on Tuesday till 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning; advisories still possible during the day on Wednesday; no advisories expected for Thursday and Friday.

 

Enjoy the eclipse!

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