Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly cloudy early this morning and it is warmer than the last few mornings with temperatures ranging from the mid 60s in Clifton down to the upper 50s further inland. The humidity is high and there is again some patchy fog across some of the inland valleys.
Today we will have a mix of clouds and sunshine it will be warm and humid with highs approaching 80 and dew points in the upper 60s. A cold front approaching the area from the northwest will cause some shower and thunderstorm activity later this afternoon and into this evening, some of these storms may be strong to severe with strong gusty winds and heavy rain.
Tomorrow will be warm but less humid as weak high pressure builds into the area.
Warm weather with increasing humidity on Thursday.
Cooler weather Friday and Saturday with an onshore flow but we should stay dry.
Warmer again Sunday into at least early next week.
TODAY – OCT 2 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, humid with highs in the low 80s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, some storms may be accompanied by strong gusty winds and heavy rain, low in the low 60s.
WEDNESDAY – OCT 3 – Mostly sunny and less humid, high near 80.
THURSDAY – OCT 4 – Mostly sunny and becoming more humid, high in the low 80s.
FRIDAY – OCT 5 – Mostly sunny, cooler and less humid, high in the low 70s.
SATURDAY – OCT 6 – Partly sunny, high near 70.
SUNDAY – OCT 7 – Mostly sunny and warmer, high near 80.
MONDAY – OCT 8 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 70s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 10 a.m Wednesday morning, Today – Southwest wind to 25 knots, seas 4-6 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories possibly extending through the day on Wednesday due to higher seas; no advisories expected Wednesday night through Thursday night; small craft advisories again possible Friday and Saturday due to higher seas with an onshore flow.
CLIFTON’S CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER 2018.
Temperatures average 3.0 degrees above normal Highest temperature 96 degrees on the 6th, lowest temperature was 51 degrees recorded on the 10th. It was the 4th warmest September, my records go back to 1973.
Precipitation was above normal with 6.53″ falling. The greatest rainfall was on the 25th when 2.82″ fell. It was the 7th wettest September.
Overall this past September was unseasonably humid and rather cloudy.
Have a nice day!