Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly clear early on this Tuesday morning and temperatures are still warm with readings at 5 a.m. ranging from 71 in Clifton down to 65 at High Points. The humidity remains on the high side and the winds are calm or light westerly.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR AUGUST 31ST:
AVERAGE HIGH: 80 AVERAGE LOW: 62
RECORD HIGH: 98 – 1973 RECORD LOW: 48 – 1986
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 88 LOW: 72 PRECIPITATION: .06″
A weak cold front moves to our south overnight and skies are becoming mostly clear. Today will be a warm day and gradually become less humid. We should see some increase in clouds as moisture from the remains of Hurricane Ida moves into our area.
Rain from Ida will move into our area on Wednesday and the heaviest rain should fall from late Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts of 3-5 inches are expected with possible higher amounts. The ground is still rather saturated from the rain from Tropical Storm Henri so flooding is expected and a flash flood watch will be in effect.
The rain will taper off to showers Thursday morning with some clearing late in the day or at night.
Nice weather is expected for the holiday weekend with only a low chance of showers on Labor Day. Friday and Saturday will be slightly cooler than normal with low humidity. Temperatures Sunday and Monday will be slightly above normal.
TODAY – AUG 31 – Increasing clouds and becoming less humid, high in the upper 80s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of a shower after 3 a.m., low in the upper 60s.
WEDNESDAY – SEP 1 – Cloudy with showers and a chance of thunderstorm, high in the low 70s. Heavy rain at night.
THURSDAY – SEP 2 – Rain heavy mainly before 8 a.m. then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, high in the mid 70s.
FRIDAY – SEP 3 – Sunny, high in the upper 70s.
SATURDAY – SEP 4 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 70s.
SUNDAY – SEP 5 – Mostly sunny, high near 80.
LABOR DAY – SEP 6 – Partly sunny with a chance of a shower, high in the low 80s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Variable winds less than 5 knots, seas 1 foot or less. Point Pleasant Beach’s ocean temperature is 75 degrees.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected during the day on Wednesday; advisories likely Wednesday night through the day on Friday; no advisories expected Friday night through Saturday.
Have a nice day and stay safe!