The weekend forecast worked out pretty well, although the shower and thunderstorm threat was Sunday and not at all on Saturday. Of course, we had a severe thunderstorm watch that was put up in the middle of the afternoon yesterday through the early part of the nighttime hours yesterday.
Speaking of yesterday, mid to upper 80s was the highest temperatures that we had. 87 at Newark Liberty Airport was the highest temperature that we saw yesterday. And there was a half an inch of rain. I'm sure locally there was heavier amounts in some of those thunderstorms that were scattered around the state yesterday.
Today, after the patchy early morning fog gets out of the way, we'll have some sunshine and a fair amount of it. We'll have enough northwest wind to notice. Some temperatures will be no better than the low to middle 80s, perhaps lower in some spots. Tonight, down to the 50s and 60s.
Only near 80 tomorrow with lots of sunshine, and some sunshine, lots of it, with temperatures no better than the low 80s for Wednesday.
We have to be keeping a careful eye on Irene. It'll be flirting with Puerto Rico on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic over the next 24 hours. After that, it'll turn northwest and north, and could be a threat to not only the southeast coast, but perhaps up this far north. We'll have to keep an eye on it in the many days ahead.