Nice Beginning To Labor Day Weekend

Garden State Begins Its Farewell To Summer With A 90 Degree Day

The changes had already gradually become obvious. Days getting shorter, leaves starting to change color and fall from the trees, the sun angle is getting lower, and temperatures have become relatively cooler. Friday marked the end of August, and meteorological summer, and the start of the Labor Day Weekend, which is the unofficial end of summer.

Beaches along the Jersey Shore were plenty busy as the sun made one more comeback for the season as temperatures climbed into the low 90s. The high temperature on Friday here in Northwestern Middlesex County was just above 90 degrees. Thankfully, it was a dry heat as the dew point this afternoon dropped to 58 degrees, and the heat index was not a factor at 93 degrees.

With the lower humidity, skies were mostly blue and clear. Perfect for the Blue Moon, which emerged a little while after sunset. It will be the last Blue Moon until 2015. It was another day without any measurable rainfall in South Plainfield. For the eleventh time in the past 12 days, there was no rain in Northwestern Middlesex County. Despite the lack of rain recently, August has been the wettest month to date in 2012 with 5.70 inches. Year to date rainfall in South Plainfield is 20.91 inches.

The latest forecast indicates that skies will be sunny and temperatures will be slightly cooler on Saturday with a high of 88 degrees in Northwestern Middlesex County. Temperatures will continue a downward trend into Labor Day with highs in the low 80s, and an increased chance of showers and thunderstorms. The rains from the remnants of Isaac will be heading this way by Sunday and linger around into Tuesday.