Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly clear early this morning and it is quite warm and humid with temperatures ranging from the upper 70s in the Clifton area down to 70 further inland, winds are mainly calm and the dew points are in the oppressive low 70s.
A slow moving cold front will approach the area today and move off the coast late tonight, very warm and humid air will be ahead of the front. Showers and thunderstorms will occur this afternoon and evening with some flooding downpours possible, rainfall amounts will average around an inch but some areas may pick up 2-4 inches, a flash flood advisory is in effect. The best chance of having heavy rain will be between 4-6 p.m. Also a heat advisory is in effect as heat indexes rise to above 95 degrees.
Cooler and much less humid air will be with us tomorrow and last through the end of the week, dew points will be in the comfortable 50s.
More humid over the weekend and at this point Saturday looks dry but shower chances increase for Sunday.
Humid with a good chance of showers early next week.
TODAY – JUL 17 – Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms developing by this afternoon, storms may be accompanied by heavy rain and gusty winds, humid, high near 90. A flash flood advisory along with a heat advisory is in effect.
TONIGHT – Showers and thunderstorms this evening with heavy rain possible, partly cloudy after midnight, low in the mid 60s.
WEDNESDAY – JUL 18 – Sunny and much less humid, high in the upper 80s.
THURSDAY – JUL 19 – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.
FRIDAY – JUL 20 – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.
SATURDAY – JUL 21 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 80s.
SUNDAY – JUL 22 – Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms, more humid, high in the low 80s.
MONDAY – JUL 23 – Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms, humid, high in the mid 80s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until midnight tonight for southwest winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 3-5 feet. Belmar’s ocean temperature is 73 degrees.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Wednesday through Friday; possible small craft conditions for high seas Friday night into Saturday.
Have a nice day!