RED BANK: FORECAST FOR THE FOURTH

red bank stormA brief, powerful storm Tuesday evening damaged a tree on Broad Street in Red Bank, above. Dozens of homes in Red Bank, Shrewsbury, Little Silver and Rumson were without electricity early Wednesday as a result of damage, according to Jersey Central Power & Light’s outage map, at right.

Though there’s a slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, the Greater Red Bank Green will see plenty of sunshine Wednesday and again Thursday, Independence Day, with peak temperatures in the mid-80s both days, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)Wednesday
A slight chance of showers before 7am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Independence Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 84.