Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly clear early on this Wednesday morning and once again it is quite warm and muggy with temperatures ranging from 74 in Clifton down to 63 at Sandyston. Winds are calm or light northerly. The air quality is moderate with an index of 71.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR SEPTEMBER 6TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 78 AVERAGE LOW: 60
RECORD HIGH: 96 – 2018 RECORD LOW: 44 – 1988
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 93 LOW: 73 PRECIPITATION: NONE
NOTE: On this day 44 years ago in 1979 Hurricane David caused high winds and power outages in our area. My dad’s cherry tree didn’t survive this storm!
High pressure ridge over us will give us another very hot day with high humidity; we should see less clouds than the last couple of days. Highs will reach the mid 90s and with dew points around 70 will cause heat indexes to rise to near 100 degrees. A heat advisory remains in effect.
Still very hot and humid on Thursday but there may be a little more clouds in the afternoon.
A slow moving frontal system will move into our area on Friday and be in our area over the weekend. There will be a chance of showers on Friday, temperatures will be a little lower but the humidity will remain high. Humid weather will continue on the weekend but with plenty of clouds high temperatures will be lower. Showers will be likely with Saturday may be the wettest day of the weekend.
Showers may persist into Monday followed by drier weather for Tuesday.
Meanwhile Tropical Storm Lee is expected to become a powerful hurricane, as of now the path keeps the storm offshore but high swells and dangerous rip currents should develop by the end of next week.
TODAY – SEP 6 – Sunny, hot and humid, highs in the mid 90s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear and muggy, lows in the low 70s.
THURSDAY – SEP 7 – Mostly sunny, hot and humid, highs in the mid 90s.
FRIDAY – SEP 8 – Partly sunny and humid with a chance of mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, highs in the upper 80s.
SATURDAY – SEP 9 – Mostly cloudy and humid with showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, highs in the mid 80s.
SUNDAY – SEP 10 – Mostly cloudy with showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, continued humid with highs in the low 80s.
MONDAY – SEP 11 – Partly sunny and humid with a chance of showers, highs in the low 80s.
TUESDAY – SEP 12 – Mostly sunny and less humid, highs near 80.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Variable winds less than 5 knots, seas 1-2 feet. Belmar’s ocean temperature is 73 degrees.
OUTLOOK: No advisories expected Thursday through Sunday.
Have a nice day but stay safe and cool!