Thursday, July 8, 2021

Unsettled Weather On The Menu

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got some cloud cover this morning.  Current conditions are gray and humid (85% humidity/74° dewpoint) yet there are some breaks in the clouds on the back side of the island... west side along the marshes. Blue sky is peeking through as Ms Sun is trying to get through those clearings. Breezes are light out of the S-SW at 8-11mph.   So, we're about to have remnants of this Elsa Storm as she's been traveling up the Eastern seaboard and we'll begin feeling her effects later today and tonight into the overnight.  Expect partial cloudiness this morning with scattered showers and/or the possibility of thunderstorms this afternoon.  Today's temps will be in the low-mid 80s with humidity high (80s-90s) right into tomorrow afternoon when the humidity begins to drop.  The winds are going to pick up out of the S-SW at 15-25mph+gusting.  Tonight... tropical storm conditions possible with thunderstorms and heavy rainfall at times.  Temps will drop to where they are now... low-mid 70s with South winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... starting out of the gate with cloud cover and rain showers then becoming partly sunny by the afternoon as Elsa moves quickly along her northern path up the coast.  Temps will be in the low-80s with SW winds still brisk at 15-25mph.  We could see a shower tomorrow night (40% chance).  As for the weekend... Saturday's sunnier and the better of the two days with Sunday being partly cloudy and a bit breezier.  Oh, don't forget about the New Moon tomorrow.  No one's mentioned the moon regarding Elsa's remnants heading this way.  But, if we do get heavy rainfall, it'll coincide with the moon's pull on the tides.  A "New Moon" has the same effect and pull on the tides as a "Full Moon" does (much higher than normal tides).  Know your "high tide" times so you're not caught in a precarious situation with those low-lying, notoriously flooded areas on the island and don't forget to keep your eyes on the sky today! 
High Tide: 7:24PM
Low Tide: 1:15PM
Ocean Temp: 73°
Sunrise: 5:42AM
Sunset: 8:27PM
UV Index: 4
Rip Current: Moderate risk
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