Good morning everyone!
Skies are partly cloudy early on this Thursday morning and temperatures are cooler than this time yesterday with readings ranging from 63 in Clifton down to 51 at Walpack. Winds are from the northwest around 5-10 mph. The air quality is good with an index of 28.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR AUGUST 31ST:
AVERAGE HIGH: 80 AVERAGE LOW: 62
RECORD HIGH: 98 – 1973 RECORD LOW: 48 – 1986
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 85 LOW: 66 PRECIPITATION: .28″
High pressure building from the Great Lakes will give us a mostly sunny day although we should have some high clouds from Tropical Storm Idalia that is well to our south. High temperatures will be slightly below normal with readings in the upper 70s. The humidity will be very low with dew points falling into the 40s. There is a high risk of rip currents along the shore from distant Hurricane Franklin.
The high pressure will move into our area on Friday and Saturday continuing the dry weather with near seasonable temperatures and again low humidity.
Dry and very warm to hot weather Sunday through much of next week, the humidity will rise but not be too oppresive.
TODAY – AUG 31 – Mostly sunny, highs in the upper 70s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, lows in the upper 50s.
FRIDAY – SEP 1 – Sunny, highs in the upper 70s.
SATURDAY – SEP 2 – Sunny, highs in the low 80s.
SUNDAY – SEP 3 – Sunny, highs near 90.
LABOR DAY – SEP 4 – Sunny, highs in the low to mid 90s.
TUESDAY – SEP 5 – Sunny, highs in the low 90s.
WEDNESDAY – SEP 6 – Sunny, highs in the low 90s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until noon on Friday for northeast winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 4-7 feet. Belmar’s ocean temperature is 73 degrees There is a high risk of rip currents due to Hurricane Franklin which is well offshore in the Atlantic.
OUTLOOK: Advisories still possible Friday afternoon through Saturday; no advisories expected for Sunday and Monday.
Have a nice day and please stay safe!