Excessive and dangerous heat today through the weekend! Relief next week!


Good morning!

Skies are mostly cloudy early on this Friday morning and temperatures range from the low 70s in Clifton down to the upper 60s further inland, the winds are mainly calm and the humidity is high.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JULY 19TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 87 AVERAGE LOW 67

RECORD HIGH: 97 – 2008 RECORD LOW: 58 – 2000

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 77 LOW: 71 PRECIPITATION: 1.11″

The front that caused clouds and showers yesterday and cooler temperatures will move to our north and a southwest flow of very hot and humid air will move into our area. The clouds will burn off and we will have a mostly sunny day with temperatures reaching into the 90s along with dew points in the 70s will cause heat indexes to rise to near 105 today.

Excessive heat and humidity will continue over the weekend with highs both days near 100 degrees and with dew points in the upper 70s will cause heat indexes to rise past 115 degrees. Most of the time will remain dry but a cold front may cause some showers and thunderstorms late Sunday.

The front will move slowly to our south and Monday we will have a good chance of showers, it will still be humid but with clouds the temperatures will be much lower.

High pressure will then build into our area giving us more seasonable temperatures along with much lower humidity Tuesday through at least Thursday.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JULY 19 – Becoming sunny and very hot and humid, high in the mid 90s.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy and humid, low around 80.

SATURDAY – JULY 20 – Mostly sunny, very hot and humid, high near 100.

SUNDAY – JULY 21 – Mostly sunny, very hot and humid with a chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, high near 100.

MONDAY – JULY 22 – Mostly cloudy and not as hot with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, still humid, high in the mid 80s.

TUESDAY – JULY 23 – Partly sunny and much less humid, high in the low 80s.

WEDNESDAY – JULY 24 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 80s.

THURSDAY – JULY 25 – Sunny, high in the upper 80s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – South-southwest winds to 10 knots, seas 1 foot. Point Pleasant Beach ocean temperature is 71 degrees.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Friday through Monday.

Have a nice day and keep cool!

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