Continued quite warm and humid today with afternoon thunderstorms possible!


Good morning everyone!

Skies are mostly clear early this morning and temperatures range from the low 70s in the Clifton area down to the mid 60s further inland.  The humidity has dropped a little with dew points in the upper 60s, winds are mainly calm.

Today will be quite warm and humid again and there is a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, most of this activity will be west of our area across Eastern Pennsylvania and the western part of New Jersey.  Dew points should rise into the oppressive low 70s again.  A high pressure ridge located offshore and a front to our west will continue the southerly flow of tropical air.

Warm and humid again on Friday with a chance of an afternoon thunderstorm again mainly inland.  Showers and thunderstorms will be more likely Friday night into early Saturday morning as a stronger trough of low pressure moves into the area.

After a chance of lingering showers on Saturday we should see more sunshine by the afternoon, it will still be warm and humid.

A more westerly wind will cause dry conditions but becoming hot Sunday and Monday.

A cold front is expected to give us more showers Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – AUG 2 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, humid, high in the upper 80s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, low in the mid 70s.

FRIDAY – AUG 3 – Mostly cloudy and humid with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.  Showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain possible at night.

SATURDAY – AUG 4 – Mostly cloudy in the morning with showers likely then partly sunny in the afternoon with still a chance of a shower or thunderstorm, humid, high in the upper 80s.

SUNDAY – AUG 5 – Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high in the low 90s.

MONDAY – AUG 6 – Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high in the low 90s.

TUESDAY – AUG 7 – Partly sunny, hot and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the low 90s.

WEDNESDAY – AUG 8 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, humid, high in the upper 80s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Friday morning for southwest wind gusting to 30 knots, seas 4-7 feet.  Belmar’s ocean temperature is 76 degrees.

OUTLOOK – Possible small craft conditions on Friday;  no advisories expected Saturday through Monday.

 

CLIFTON MONTHLY SUMMARY – JULY 2018.

Temperatures averaged 1.8 degrees above normal.   Maximum temperature was 99 degrees recorded on the 2nd.  Minimum temperature was 57 on the 8th.

Precipitation was well above normal with 7.94″ which is nearly double of the average and it was the wettest July since 2004.

 

Have a nice day!

 

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