Good morning everyone!
Rain is falling over much of the area early on this Friday morning and readings at 5 a.m. range from 71 in Clifton down to 65 at High Point. Winds are light from the northeast.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JULY 9TH!
AVERAGE HIGH: 85 AVERAGE LOW: 65
RECORD HIGH: 98 – 1993 RECORD LOW: 55 – 1995
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 88 LOW: 71 PRECIPITATION: .73“
Yesterday’s storms only gave my station in Clifton in the Maple Valley area .73″ of rain but not far away in Passaic and northern parts of Bloomfield received over 3 inches of rain. Also there was some large hail reported in the Westwood area.
Tropical Storm Elsa is moving off our coast and the rain from this system should end by around 9 a.m. followed by some sunshine with quite warm temperatures along with high humidity. There is another chance of scattered strong storms again this afternoon and evening but the activity should not be as widespread as yesterday.
The weekend should be overall quite pleasant with seasonably warm temperatures and moderate humidity. Saturday should stay dry but there will be a chance of showers on Sunday.
Next week the weather will be unsettled with a chance of showers mainly each afternoon or evening. Rain chances lessen towards the end of the week but temperatures should rise to 90 degrees or above Wednesday and continue through the end of the week.
TODAY – JULY 9 – Rain ending by 9 a.m. then becoming partly sunny, quite warm and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, high in the upper 80s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of evening showers and thunderstorms, becoming partly cloudy after midnight, low in the mid 60s.
SATURDAY – JULY 10 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 80s.
SUNDAY – JULY 11 – Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, high in the low 80s.
MONDAY – JULY 12 – Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.
TUESDAY – JULY 13 – Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon or evening showers, high in the upper 80s.
WEDNESDAY – JULY 14 – Partly sunny, hot and humid with a chance of afternoon or evening showers, high near 90.
THURSDAY – JULY 15 – Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high in the low 90s.
MARINE FORECAST: A tropical storm warning is in effect this morning for southwest winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 6-9 feet. Winds and seas diminish by this afternoon. Point Pleasant Beach’s ocean temperature is 71 degrees.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Saturday through Tuesday.
Have a nice day and stay safe!