Good morning everyone!
Skies have become mostly clear early this morning and temperatures range from the mid 60s in the Clifton area down to the upper 50s further inland, wind are light and the humidity is dropping.
Yesterday we received 1.02 inches of rain. Yesterday I said that heaviest rain would be between 4-6 p.m. so when the storms came early at around 2:30 p.m. Joan was upset with my forecast since she got drenched going to her car after food shopping. I said “just shoot me” !
In my 45 years of record keeping July 18th has the most 90 degree plus temperatures but today it should fall short of that mark as high pressure builds into the area bringing in cooler weather and much less humid air as dew points will drop to the comfortable 50s. It will still be seasonably warm with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s.
Very pleasant summer weather will continue tomorrow and Friday with plenty of sunshine each day, comfortably warm temperatures and continued low humidity as high pressure will be over the area.
As the high moves offshore and low pressure to our west will cause a southerly flow of more humid air on Saturday with a chance of showers at night.
Humid weather with showers and thunderstorms Sunday through much of next week as a blocking pattern develops with high pressure to our east and a front that will be nearly stationary over our area.
TODAY – JUL 18 – Sunny and much less humid, high in the mid to upper 80s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low around 60.
THURSDAY – JUL 19 – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.
FRIDAY – JUL 20 – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.
SATURDAY – JUL 21 – Mostly sunny, high near 80. Chance of showers at night.
SUNDAY – JUL 22 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, more humid, high in the low 80s.,
MONDAY – JUL 23 – Mostly cloudy and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.
TUESDAY – JUL 24 – Mostly cloudy and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Northerly winds to 11 knots, seas 2 feet. Belmar’s ocean temperature is 73 degrees.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Thursday through the day on Saturday; small craft advisories possible Saturday night; small craft advisories likely on Sunday.
Enjoy this pleasant summer weather today!