Warm, Humid Weather Returning For Labor Day Weekend

Warmest Weather of Month Expected With Storms on Sunday

The Summer of 2014 has been a pleasant summer here in the Garden State. The three month period of June through August of this year has been the coolest summer period in the past four years according to data kept by Greg’s Weather Center. In South Plainfield, the high temperatures for the months of June and July of 2014 were three to four degrees lower than last year, and 6 to 9 degrees below monthly highs for the same months two years ago.

On top of that, the average temperatures for the same three month period this year is running some 4 to 6 degrees below average temps for the same period three years ago. August 2014 has performed a bit better than last year. Before yesterday, the high temperature for the month was just under 90 degrees at 89 in South Plainfield, which occurred on August 5th. Last year’s peak temperature for the month of August was 88 degrees, and that didn’t occur until Labor Day Weekend. On Wednesday though, the warm, humid weather that had eluded New Jersey for much of the summer, made a rare appearance.

At the GWC Weather Station, the high temperature reached just over 90 degrees (90.3) while the dew point peaked at 70 degrees for a heat index of 97 degrees. It was the warmest day of the month here in Tigertown, and it could be a taste of things to come. After nice weather returns later on Thursday, and continues into Friday and Saturday, the heat and humidity will return on Sunday, and linger into the middle of next week. Over the next three days, high temperatures are forecast to be in the low 80s, but on Sunday, the National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly is calling for a high of 88 with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening.

Labor Day is also expected to be warm and humid with the high again climbing to 88, and a chance of thunderstorms. Meanwhile, The Weather Channel is calling for a high of 91 on Sunday with a 50 percent chance of storms. TWC is also indicating temperatures will be in the upper 80s on Monday as well before climbing back into the low 90s on Tuesday with a 50 percent chance of storms. The return of the warm and humid weather had been on the horizon. A dome of high pressure bubbled up in the mid-section of the country within the past week to 10 days, and has pushed eastward. The high is serving as a buffer zone though from Hurricane Cristobal, which is churning between the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda.