Good morning everyone!
Another muggy early morning across the area under mostly cloudy to cloudy skies, temperatures range from the mid 70s in the Clifton area down to the upper 60s further inland, winds are mainly calm and the humidity is very high. Yesterday 0.57 inches of rain fell in an afternoon thunderstorm.
Continued very warm and humid today as temperatures climb well up into the 80s and with dew points in the oppressive 70s will bring heat indexes to above 95 degrees, a heat advisory continues in effect. The day should be dry except for a chance of a late day thunderstorm to our north and west.
A cold front approaching from the west will cause showers and thunderstorms from late tonight into early Friday afternoon, rain may be heavy at times. The front will cross the area Friday afternoon followed by much cooler and drier air by Friday night.
The weekend weather will be very pleasant with plenty of sunshine both days and with comfortable temperatures and humidity.
Mainly dry conditions with a gradual increase in heat and humidity next week although the heat and humidity should not be as intense as the last several days. The only chance of rain will be from a weak disturbance Tuesday afternoon.
TODAY – JUL 5 – Partly sunny and very humid, high near 90.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of an evening thunderstorm, showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight, rain may be heavy at times, humid, low in the mid 70s.
FRIDAY – JUL 6 – Showers and thunderstorms mainly in the morning, rain may be heavy at times, humid, high in the mid 80s.
SATURDAY – JUL 7 – Sunny and much less humid, high near 80.
SUNDAY – JUL 8 – Sunny, high in the low 80s.
MONDAY – JUL 9 – Sunny, high near 90.
TUESDAY – JUL 10 – Mostly sunny, chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm, high near 90.
WEDNESDAY – JUL 11 – Mostly sunny, high near 90.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southerly winds to 11 knots, seas 1-2 feet. Belmar’s ocean temperature is 75 degrees.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected during the day on Friday; possible small craft conditions Friday night through Sunday; no advisories expected on Monday.
Have a nice day!