Good morning everyone!
Another steamy early morning with temperatures at 5 a.m. ranging from 77 in Clifton down to 68 at Walpack. Skies are mostly clear, the humidity is high with dew points near 70 and the winds are light from the southwest.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JUNE 29TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 83 AVERAGE LOW: 63
RECORD HIGH: 96 – 2012 RECORD LOW: 51 – 1995
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 96 (New Record) LOW: 73 PRECIPITATION: NONE
The Bermuda high pressure ridge will give us another very hot today today and on Wednesday with some record highs again possible. With dew points in the low 70s will cause the heat index to rise to above 105 degrees. There is a somewhat better chance of some afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms, although much of the area will remain dry. The amazing record heat in the northwest part of the country continued yesterday with many all time high temperatures. Lytton in British Columbia set another heat record for the country of Canada with a high of 118 degrees. Seattle and Portland also had their all time record highs. The coastal areas there should be cooler today but inland areas will just be as hot.
Thursday and Friday here will feature a cold front slowly moving through our area which will cause lower temperatures and will be accompanied by showers that may be heavy at times.
The holiday weekend’s weather is still rather unclear with shower chances continuing. Temperatures will be below normal Saturday and Sunday but rise to near normal on Monday.
TODAY – JUNE 29 – Mostly sunny, very hot and humid with a chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm, high in the upper 90s. A heat advisory continues in effect.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy with a chance of an evening shower or thunderstorm, muggy, low in the mid 70s.
WEDNESDAY – JUNE 30 – Mostly sunny, very hot and humid with a chance of afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms, high in the upper 90s.
THURSDAY – JULY 1 – Mostly cloudy with showers and a chance of thunderstorms, not as hot but staying humid, rain may be heavy at times, high in the mid 80s.
FRIDAY – JULY 2 – Cloudy with showers, high in the upper 70s.
SATURDAY – JULY 3 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the mid 70s.
INDEPENDENCE DAY – JULY 4 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the upper 70s.
MONDAY – JULY 5 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – South-southwest winds to 10 knots, seas less than 1 foot. Point Pleasant Beach’s ocean temperatures is 69 degrees.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Wednesday through Saturday.
Have a nice day and stay cool and safe!