Increasing clouds today with heavy rain tonight into early Sunday morning! Chance of showers and thunderstorms most of this upcoming week!


Good morning everyone!

Skies are mostly clear early this morning and temperatures range from the mid 60s in the Clifton area ranging down to the middle 50s further inland, winds are mainly calm.

Today we will have an increase in clouds as a low pressure moves up the coast,  there is a low chance of a shower this afternoon but most of the heavy rain will be after 8 p.m and continue till around daybreak on Sunday.  Winds will increase from the east-northeast with gusts up to 30 mph in the Clifton area and as high as 40 mph along the coast.  Rainfall amounts will average 1-2 inches likely with higher amounts possible.  High temperatures today with the clouds and onshore wind will only rise into the upper 70s.

Most of the rest of Sunday will be dry but there will still be a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and night.  Temperatures and humidity will rise as a warm front pushes north of our area.

Most of this upcoming week will be warm and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms each day.  High pressure will be off the coast and low pressure will be to our west and that will cause a southerly flow of moist air.  Dew points during the period will average in the oppressive low to mid 70s.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JUL 21 – Increasing cloudiness with a chance of a shower after 3 p.m., high in the upper 70s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with rain and possibly some thunderstorms, rain will be heavy at time along with gusty winds, low in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY – JUL 22 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, warmer and more humid, high in the mid 80s.

MONDAY – JUL 23 – Cloudy with showers likely and a chance of a thunderstorm, humid, high in the mid 80s.

TUESDAY – JUL 24 – Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, humid, high in the mid 80s.

WEDNESDAY – JUL 25 – Mostly cloudy and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.

THURSDAY – JUL 26 – Cloudy and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.

FRIDAY – JUL 27 – Partly sunny and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the upper 80s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  A gale warning has been posted effective from 2 p.m. this afternoon until 6 a.m. Sunday morning for easterly winds to 40 knots, seas building to 6-11 feet.  Belmar’s ocean temperature is 72 degrees.

OUTLOOK – Small craft conditions likely Sunday through the day on Tuesday;  no advisories expected Tuesday night through Wednesday.

 

Have a nice weekend!

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