Hot and humid today with thunderstorms likely tonight! Showers early on Wednesday followed by much less humid air!


TUESDAY  AUGUST 22, 2017  5:49 A.M.

Skies are partly cloudy early on this Tuesday morning and it is warm and muggy, temperatures ranging from the low 70s in the Clifton area to the mid 60s further inland, winds are light.

Today will be quite hot and humid as high pressure moves off the coast and a cold front approaches from the west.  We should have partly to mostly sunny skies and temperatures will soar into the 90s and with dew points in the 70s will push heat indexes to over 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect for the region.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely from tonight into early Wednesday morning as the cold front swings through the area.  By Wednesday afternoon we should have mostly sunny skies but noticeably less humid as dew points drop to the 50s.

Fantastic weather from Thursday through the weekend as a strong high pressure builds from the upper midwest.  Temperatures will be below normal and the humidity will be quite low, each day will be dry with plenty of sunshine.

Looking further ahead, there is no signs of any heat for at least the next two weeks so it is possible that today may be the last 90 degree day of the summer.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – AUG 22 – Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high in the low 90s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, low in the low 70s.

WEDNESDAY – AUG 23 – Cloudy in the morning with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, becoming mostly sunny and 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 in the upper 70s.

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

MONDAY – AUG 28 – Mostly sunny, high again in the upper 70s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  A small craft advisory has been posted from 3 p.m. this afternoon until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning for southwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-6 feet.  Belmar’s ocean temperature is 75 degrees.

OUTLOOK:  Possible small craft conditions during the day on Wednesday;  no advisories expected Wednesday night through Saturday.

 

Have a nice day.

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