OUTLOOK NOT AS COLORFUL AS THIS

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Storms that wreaked havoc elsewhere in New Jersey (and left one man dead from a lightning strike in Newark) went easy on the Red Bank area Sunday night, leaving this bit of rainbow as seen looking east along Madison Avenue.

The National Weather Service forecast for the coming week shows temperatures taking up residence in the mid-80s accompanied by a daily threat of rain and thunderstorms.

Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind between 5 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind between 7 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind between 7 and 9 mph.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind between 5 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%.