Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms today! Cool with showers likely on Saturday! Mainly dry weather Sunday and Monday with a warming trend! Hot again Tuesday and Wednesday!


Good morning everyone!

Skies are cloudy early on this Friday morning and there are some showers in parts of the area. Temperatures at 5 a.m. range from 69 in Clifton down to 63 at High Point. The humidity is high and winds are calm or light southerly.

CLIFTON’S CLIMATE DATA FOR JULY 2.

AVERAGE HIGH: 84 AVERAGE LOW: 64

RECORD HIGH: 99 – 2018 RECORD LOW: – 51 – 2001

YESTERDAY: HIGH: 85 LOW 71 PRECIPITATION: .43″

A slow moving cold front with some low pressure disturbances moving along the front will cause cloudy skies today along with a chance of showers and thunderstorms through this evening. High temperatures will be slightly below normal. The humidity will decrease as the day goes on with dew points in the 60s this morning falling to the 50s by tonight.

Saturday will be quite cool with showers likely through Saturday night. High temperature will struggle to reach the 70 degree mark.

Finally more sunshine on Sunday as the front moves offshore and high pressure builds into the area. High temperatures will be slightly below normal. However there is still a low chance of an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm.

Monday will be the best day of the holiday weekend with plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Hot weather will return for Tuesday and Wednesday along with higher humidity. A cold front will approach the area on Wednesday which will give us a chance of showers.

Not as warm on Thursday with a continued chance of showers.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JULY 2 – Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, some storms may be accompanied by gusty winds and small hail, high near 80.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, some storms may be accompanied by gusty winds and small hail, low in the low 60s.

SATURDAY – JULY 3 – Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of a thunderstorm, cool with highs only near 70.

INDEPENDENCE DAY – JULY 4 – Partly sunny with a chance of an afternoon and evening shower and thunderstorm, high in the upper 70s.

MONDAY – JULY 5 – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.

TUESDAY – JULY 6 – Mostly sunny and hot, high in the mid 90s.

WEDNESDAY – JULY 7 – Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, high in the low 90s.

THURSDAY – JULY 8 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the low 80s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Variable winds less than 5 knots, seas less than 1 foot. Point Pleasant Beach’s ocean temperature is 71 degrees.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Saturday through Tuesday.

CLIFTON’S CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JUNE 2021:

This June the temperature averaged 73.7 degrees which made it the warmest June since 2010 and was 3.7 degree above normal. Highest temperature was 99 on the 30th, the lowest, 49 degrees on the 23rd. This June there were 12 days of temperatures 90 degrees or above which was the most for June since I started my records in 1973, the average is 4 such days. Precipitation was slightly below normal with 3.44 inches.

Have a nice day and stay safe!

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