Mainly cloudy today with showers and thunderstorms likely! Fair and warm on Tuesday! Very warm and humid on Wednesday with a chance of showers!


Good morning!

Skies across the area are mostly cloudy and temperature range from the mid 60s in Clifton down to around 60 further inland, winds are mainly calm.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR SEPTEMBER 2ND:

AVERAGE HIGH: 80 AVERAGE LOW: 61

RECORD HIGH: 95 – 2010 RECORD LOW: 47 – 1991

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 78 LOW: 62 PRECIPITATION: NONE.

A frontal system will affect our area today producing cloudy skies along with a chance of a shower this morning with showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon and evening, some of the storms may be accompanied by strong gusty winds.

Tuesday will be pleasantly warm and dry.

Very warm and humid on Wednesday along with a chance of showers as a cold front approaches the area, the high temperature may reach 90 degrees with heat indexes in the middle 90s.

Much cooler Thursday and Friday and we have to watch the path of Hurricane Dorian as it moves to our south and east, some precipitation is possible especially coastal areas along with 40 mph wind gusts.

Fair with near seasonable temperatures are expected for the weekend.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – SEP 2 – Cloudy with a chance of a shower this morning then showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon, some storms may be accompanied by strong gusty winds, high near 80.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, some storms may be accompanied by strong gusty winds, becoming mostly clear after midnight.

TUESDAY – SEP 3 – Sunny, high in the low 80s.

WEDNESDAY – SEP 4 – Partly sunny, quite warm and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the upper 80s.

THURSDAY – SEP 5 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, much cooler, high in the mid 70s.

FRIDAY – SEP 6 – Mostly cloudy breezy and cool with a chance of rain, high near 70.

SATURDAY – SEP 7 – Sunny, high in the upper 70s.

SUNDAY – SEP 8 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 70s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southerly winds to 11 knots, seas 1 foot. Point Pleasant Beach ocean temperature is 68 degrees. There is a high risk of dangerous rip currents.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Tuesday and Wednesday! Possible advisories Thursday and Friday as Hurricane Dorian passes east of the coast. Strong winds and dangerous seas are possible.

TROPICS:

Hurricane Dorian is over Grand Bahama Island and it remains a dangerous category 5 hurricane with 165 mph winds, the storm is nearly stationary and is expected to move slowly west and then north brushing the Florida coast. Dorian then is expected to be just off the Carolina coast and then moves northeast south and east of our coast.

CLIFTON’S CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR AUGUST 2019:

August temperatures averaged around 1 degree above normal. Highest temperature was 94 on the 18th; the lowest temperature was 58 set on the 26th and 27th. Precipitation was above normal with 5.45″ accumulating. The temperatures and rainfall was above average for meteorological summer.

Happy Labor Day!

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