Skies across the area are partly cloudy and temperatures range from around 70 in Clifton down to around 60 further inland, these temperatures are about 20 degrees warmer than normal. Winds are light or calm.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR OCTOBER 2ND:
AVERAGE HIGH: 70 AVERAGE LOW: 51
RECORD HIGH: 84 – 2013 RECORD LOW: 36 – 1997
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 84 (Record) LOW: 61 PRECIPITATION: NONE
High pressure offshore ahead of a cold front will give our area a west-southwest flow of unseasonably warm air today with records likely. High temperatures will be close to 90 degrees. The highest October temperature since my records began in 1973 is 88 degrees set on October 8, 2007 so a new monthly high temperature for this month is also possible today. The cold front will cross the area this evening giving us a chance of showers and thunderstorms, also it will become much cooler behind the front with temperatures possibly dropping 20 degrees in an hour or two.
A low pressure along the front will cause periods of rain on Thursday and it will be chilly with highs only around 60 degrees.
Mostly fair and cool Friday and Saturday as high pressure builds into the area. Temperatures early Saturday morning may drop down into the 30s with possible frost well inland.
Milder on Sunday but another front may cause showers late in the day and at night.
Chance of showers Monday and Tuesday as another cold front crosses our area.
TODAY – OCT 2 – Mostly sunny, hot and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., high near 90.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, becoming much cooler, low in the low 50s.
THURSDAY – OCT 3 – Cloudy with showers likely, quite cool, high near 60.
FRIDAY – OCT 4 – Mostly sunny, breezy and cool, high in the mid 60s.
SATURDAY – OCT 5 – Sunny and cool, high in the low 60s.
SUNDAY – OCT 6 – Partly sunny and milder with a chance of afternoon and evening showers, high in the low 70s.
MONDAY – OCT 7 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the mid 70s.
TUESDAY – OCT 8 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the upper 60s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Friday morning. TODAY – Southwest wind to 25 knots becoming northeast this evening and gusting to 30 knots, seas 4-6 feet. For those people that may go to the beach on this hot day there is a high risk of dangerous riptides due to Hurricane Lorenzo which was well out in the eastern Atlantic. Point Pleasant Beach ocean temperature is 70 degrees.
OUTLOOK: Advisories expected Thursday and Friday; no advisories expected for Saturday and Sunday.
CLIFTON’S WEATHER SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER 2019:
Temperatures were 3 degrees above normal Highest temperature – 92 – 23rd; lowest 48 – 19th.
Precipitation only totaled 1.04″ making the month the driest September on record.
Enjoy the last hot day of the year today!