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Scorching Heat in North Jersey, Potential Storms Expected Later to Closeout Weekend


By: Richard L. Smith 

My friends and family in Newark and the North Jersey region are experiencing another sweltering day.Ice CreamThey woke up to temperatures of 75 degrees, slightly cooler in Sussex and upper Passaic counties at 72 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service, today mirrors Saturday with rapid heating throughout the day and temperatures expected to become unbearable outdoors from noon until 4 p.m.

Forecasters predict a partly sunny day with highs nearing 96 degrees and heat index values reaching as high as 99. A southwest wind will blow at 6 to 14 mph, with possible gusts up to 26 mph.

The chance of precipitation stands at 60%, with new rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch—higher amounts possible during thunderstorms.

Residents should be cautious after 5 p.m. as the weather could turn stormy, with heavy rain potentially ruining outdoor dinner plans.

Tonight, showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly before 11 p.m., and the skies will be mostly cloudy with lows around 76 degrees.

Stay cool and enjoy your day, NJ, but be prepared for changing weather conditions.