Skies across the area are partly cloudy and temperatures range from the upper 60s in Clifton down to the mid 50s further inland, winds are mainly calm and the humidity is still on the low side with dew points mainly in the low 60s.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JULY 16TH.
AVERAGE HIGH: 86 AVERAGE LOW 66
RECORD HIGH: 102 – 1988 RECORD LOW: 57 – 1989
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 89 LOW: 67 PRECIPITATION: NONE
High pressure will be moving offshore as a weak warm front passes through the area. Today we should see mostly sunny skies with quite warm to hot temperatures the humidity will be increasing with dew points rising to 70 by this evening.
The remains of Tropical Storm Barry will move into our area on Wednesday which will likely cause showers and thunderstorms from late Wednesday afternoon through Thursday and with the tropical air some of the rain will be heavy at times. Temperatures will be hot on Wednesday but cooler on Thursday due to more clouds and precipitation, however the humidity will be quite high with dew points in the oppressive 70s.
Excessive heat and humidity Friday through Sunday with temperatures well up into the 90s each day with a 100 reading possible on Saturday. The humidity will also continued to be very high with dew points in the 70s which will cause the heat index to rise to near 115 degrees.
A cold front will approach the are early next week which should end the heatwave by Tuesday.
TODAY – JULY 16 – Mostly sunny and becoming more humid, high in the low 90s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy and humid, low in the mid 70s.
WEDNESDAY – JULY 17 – Partly sunny and humid with showers and thunderstorms becoming likely mainly after 3 p.m., rain may be heavy at times, high in the low 90s.
THURSDAY – JULY 18 – Cloudy and humid with showers and thunderstorms likely, high in the upper 80s.
FRIDAY – JULY 19 – Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high in the mid 90s.
SATURDAY – JULY 20 – Mostly sunny, very hot and humid, high near 100.
SUNDAY – JULY 21 – Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high in the upper 90s.
MONDAY – JULY 22 – Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high in the low 90s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southerly winds to 10 knots, seas 1 foot. Point Pleasant water temperature is 71 degrees.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Wednesday through Saturday.
Have a nice day!