Skies are mostly clear early this morning but some inland area has patchy fog, temperatures once again are warm ranging from the mid 70s in the Clifton area down to the mid 60s further inland, the winds are light southwesterly.
A very strong ridge of high pressure over the area will give us mostly sunny skies today with very hot tempertures, high temperatures will again reach the upper 90s and with dew points around 70 will cause the heat index to rise to near 105 degrees, an excessive heat warning continues in effect.
A little less hot the rest of this week but it will stay humid with dew points at or above 70 degrees.
A cold front is expected to cross the area late Friday night and will be associated with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
After some early showers on Saturday the rest of the weekend looks to be dry and with cooler temperatures and much less humidity.
TODAY – JUL 2 – Sunny, very hot and humid, high in the upper 90s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the mid 70s.
TUESDAY – JUL 3 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 90s.
INDEPENDENCE DAY – JUL 4 – Partly sunny, high near 90.
THURSDAY – JUL 5 – Mostly sunny, high near 90.
FRIDAY – JUL 6 – Partly sunny in the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the upper 80s.
SATURDAY – JUL 7 – Mostly sunny and much less humid, high in the low 80s.
SUNDAY – JUL 8 – Sunny, high in the low 80s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – South-southeast wind to 9 knots, seas 1 foot. Belmar’s ocean temperature is 68 degrees.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Tuesday through Thursday with small craft conditions possible on Friday.
JUNE 2018 CLIFTON’S WEATHER SUMMARY!
June averaged 71.6 degrees which was about 1.5 degrees above normal Highest temperature was 95 degrees set on the 18th and 30th, the lowest temperature was 50 recorded on the 4th. Precipitation was below normal with 2.63 inches falling and was the driest June since 1999.
Again keep cool!