Good morning everyone!
Skies are partly cloudy early on this Thursday morning and temperatures are around five degrees warmer than this time yesterday with readings ranging from 71 in Clifton down to 65 at Basking Ridge. Winds are calm or light southwesterly. Air quality is good with an index of 50.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JULY 27TH.
AVERAGE HIGH: 86 AVERAGE LOW: 67
RECORD HIGH: 98 – 2005 RECORD LOW: 56 – 2001
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 89 LOW: 64 PRECIPITATION: NONE.
High pressure ridge offshore will give us a southwest flow of very hot and humid air today. High temperatures will be well up into the 90s and with dew points in the low 70s will push heat indexes to above 105. An excessive heat warning is in effect. Also there is a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms mainly between 4-7 p.m. with damaging winds and heavy rain possible.
Another very hot and humid day on Friday and the excessive heat warning will continue to be in effect as temperatures again will be in the upper 90s with high dewpoints and heat indexes of 105 or more. However we should stay rain free.
A cold front will cross the area on Saturday, temperatures may be a few degrees lower but the humidity will be somewhat higher. The front will be associated with some showers and thunderstorms, some may again be quite strong.
Sunday will be cooler with lower humidity by the afternoon. It should remain dry but there is still a slight chance of an afternoon shower.
Very pleasant weather Monday through Wednesday with cool temperatures and low humidity.
TODAY – JULY 27 – Partly sunny, very hot and humid with a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms mainly after 4 p.m., breezy with highs in the upper 90s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms, muggy, lows in the mid 70s.
FRIDAY – JULY 28 – Sunny, very hot and humid, highs in the upper 90s.
SATURDAY – JULY 29 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 2 p.m. hot and humid, highs in the low 90s.
SUNDAY – JULY 30 – Mostly sunny, cooler and less humid, highs in the low 80s.
MONDAY – JULY 31 – Sunny, highs in the low 80s.
TUESDAY – AUG 1 – Mostly sunny, highs in the low 80s.
WEDNESDAY – AUG 2 – Mostly sunny, highs in the low 80s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory will be in effect from 8 a.m. this morning until 4 a.m. Friday morning for southwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 4-7 feet. Point Pleasant Beach’s ocean temperature is 77 degrees.
OUTLOOK: Advisories possible Friday and Saturday; no advisories expected for Sunday and Monday.
Have a nice day but stay safe and cool!