Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly clear early on this Thursday morning and it is quite warm and muggy with temperatures ranging from 76 in Clifton down to 63 at Sandyston. Winds are calm or light southwesterly. The air quality is moderate with an index of 70.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR SEPTEMBER 7TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 78 AVERAGE LOW: 59
RECORD HIGH: 93 – 2015 RECORD LOW: 44 – 1988
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 95 LOW: 73 PRECIPITATION: NONE
Another day of very hot and humid air today with some more record highs possible as the high pressure ridge slowly moves offshore. Highs again will be in the mid 90s and with dew points near 70 will cause heat indexes to be over 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect. There is a low chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight mainly to our north and west.
Friday will be less hot as a frontal system approaches our area, but the humidity should rise with dew points in the low to mid 70s. There will be a chance of mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.
Unsettled weather for the weekend with warm temperatures and high humidity and showers will be likely both days but it shouldn’t be a complete washout as there will also be some dry periods.
Still a chance of showers on Monday, then mainly dry with less humidity on Tuesday.
Another frontal system may give us some more showers on Wednesday.
Hurricane Lee is expected to become a powerful hurricane but should stay offshore but will likely cause more dangerous surf along our beaches by late next week.
TODAY – SEP 7 – Sunny, very hot and humid, highs in the mid 90s. Heat indexes possibly rising to 103 degrees.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and muggy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 8 p.m., low in the lower 70s.
FRIDAY – SEP 8 – Partly sunny and less hot but more humid with a chance of mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, highs near 90.
SATURDAY – SEP 9 – Partly sunny with showers likely and possibly some thunderstorms, humid with highs in the mid 80s.
SUNDAY – SEP 10 – Mostly cloudy and humid with showers likely and possibly some thunderstorms, highs in the low 80s.
MONDAY – SEP 11 – Mostly cloudy in the morning with a chance of showers, becoming partly sunny in the afternoon, humid with highs in the lower 80s.
TUESDAY – SEP 12 – Mostly sunny and less humid, highs in the lower 80s.
WEDNESDAY – SEP 13 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, highs in the upper 70s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Winds becoming south-southeast to 10 knots, seas 1-2 feet. Belmar’s ocean temperature is 74 degrees.
OUTLOOK; No advisories expected Friday through Monday.
Have a nice day but again stay safe and cool!