Skies are cloudy early on this Sunday morning and there are some showers falling in parts of our area. It is once again warm and muggy with temperatures ranging from the mid 70s in Clifton down to the upper 60s further inland. Winds are calm or light southerly and the humidity is high with dew points mainly in the low 70s.
CLIFTON’S WEATHER ALMANAC FOR AUGUST 2ND:
AVERAGE HIGH: 85 AVERAGE LOW: 66
RECORD HIGH: 99 – 2006 RECORD LOW: 56 – 1998
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 92 LOW: 68 PRECIPITATION: NONE.
A warm front moving through our area today will cause mostly cloudy skies with very warm to hot temperatures and quite humid with dew points in the 70s. There will be a good chance of thunderstorms mainly this afternoon some of which may be strong to severe with heavy rain and strong gusty winds.
More of the same weather for Monday, but a weak cold front moving through will help drop the humidity somewhat but it still will be quite warm to hot. There will be a chance of more showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon and evening.
Tropical Storm Isaias will affect our area with heavy rain on Tuesday as it moves through our area. Rainfall amounts of 3-4 inches are likely with some higher amounts. Winds should not be that strong except for possible tropical storm force winds mainly across the coastal areas.
We dry out a bit on Wednesday but there is a chance of an afternoon shower.
Mainly dry at the end of the week but a front may cause some showers on Friday, temperatures will be seasonably warm.
TODAY – AUG 2 – Mostly cloudy and humid with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly this afternoon, some storms may be accompanied by heavy rain and strong gusty winds, high near 90.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly before midnight, some storms may be accompanied by heavy rain and strong gusty winds, low in the low 70s.
MONDAY – AUG 3 – Partly sunny and a little less humid with a chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, high near 90.
TUESDAY – AUG 4 – Cloudy with rain and possibly at thunderstorm, rain will be heavy at times, high near 80.
WEDNESDAY – AUG 5 – Mostly sunny with a chance of a shower, high in the upper 80s.
THURSDAY – AUG 6 – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.
FRIDAY – AUG 7 – Partly sunny with a chance of mainly afternoon and evening showers, high in the mid 80s.
SATURDAY – AUG 8 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 80s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory has been posted effective between 4 p.m. this afternoon until 6 a.m. Monday morning for southwest winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 3-6 feet. Point Pleasant Beach’s ocean temperature is 78 degrees.
OUTLOOK – Advisories likely Monday through Wednesday as Tropical Storm Isaias moves into our area. Seas may approach 20 feet on Tuesday.
JULY 2020 CLIFTON’S MONTHLY SUMMARY:
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 80.3 – Warmest July and warmest month since my records began in 1973. Highest temperature 97 – on the 19th ; Lowest – 66 – 1st.and 2nd. 18 days had temperatures of 90 degrees or higher – the most of any month The lowest temperature of 66 was the highest minimum temperature of any month.
PRECIPITATION: 8.08″ 3rd wettest since 1973. 3.4″ fell during Tropical Storm Fay on the 10-11th.
Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!