Good morning everyone!
Skies are partly cloudy early on this Friday morning and the overnight thunderstorms have moved away from the area. Temperatures range from 68 in Clifton down to 60 at Andover. Winds are mainly calm. The air quality is good with an index of 36.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 78 AVERAGE LOW 59
RECORD HIGH: 97 – 2015 RECORD LOW: 46 – 1988
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 96 (New Record) LOW: 73 PRECIPITATION: NONE’
After having record breaking heat yesterday today will be less hot with highs approaching 90 degrees, but the humidity will be higher with dew points in the low 70s. A heat advisory remains in effect. There is a chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, some rain may be heavy.
Unsettled weather for the weekend as a front will be in our area. High temperatures will be a little lower but the humidity will remain high. Also showers are likely and possibly some thunderstorms both days mainly in the afternoon and evening.
Still a chance of showers on Monday as the front only slowly moves offshore.
Dry weather is expected on Tuesday but another frontal system will give us a chance of showers again Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures and humidity will slowly decrease.
Meanwhile powerful Hurricane Lee is north of the leeward islands with top winds of 160 mph. Lee is expected to even get stronger with top winds of 180 mph forecasted. The track of the storm still has it off our coast so we should not have any direct impacts of the storm but high waves and dangerous rip currents are likely along the Jersey shore.
TODAY – SEP 8 – Partly sunny and quite humid with showers likely mainly in the afternoon with possibly some thunderstorms, high near 90. A heat advisory is in effect.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy and muggy with showers likely and possibly some thunderstorms, lows in the low 70s.
SATURDAY – SEP 9 – Mostly cloudy and humid with showers likely and possibly some thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon and evening, highs in the mid 80s.
SUNDAY – SEP 10 – Mostly cloudy and humid with showers and possibly some thunderstorms, highs in the low 80s.
MONDAY – SEP 11 – Mostly cloudy with showers likely and possibly some thunderstorms, highs in the low 80s.
TUESDAY – SEP 12 – Partly sunny, highs in the low 80s.
WEDNESDAY – SEP 13 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, highs near 80.
THURSDAY – SEP 14 – Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny in the afternoon with still a chance of showers, highs in the upper 70s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southerly winds to 10 knots, seas 2-3 feet. Belmar’s ocean temperature is 75 degrees.
OUTLOOK: No advisories expected Saturday through Monday; possible advisories for higher seas on Tuesday.
Have a nice day but please stay safe and cool!