‘Feels like’ temperatures are expected to soar to 105 degrees Monday, with the heat wave easing Tuesday. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
It was pretty much roasting at Red Bank’s Count Basie Fields last Thursday morning as a dozen or so day campers huddled under a pop-up tent. On site supervisor Rose Sestito’s cellphone, the Weather Channel app registered a “feels like” reading of 100 degrees.
It was even hotter out on the rubberized artificial turf where the kids had just been playing, said a sweat-soaked counselor, cooling his heels inside the snack bar while a bunch of his colleagues crowed beneath the shade of rare tree on the sprawling facility’s grounds.
Sunshine and temperatures in the high 80s made for an ideal beach day in Sea Bright Thursday. But Friday’s lead-in to the Memorial Day weekend will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers after 4 p.m., before giving way to two days of mostly sunny conditions, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast for Memorial Day: cloudy, with showers likely, and a thunderstorm possible. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
The lead-in to the Memorial Day weekend includes several days of peak temperatures in the 80s in the region that includes the Greater Red Bank Green, according to the Weather Underground. It begins under clear skies Wednesday with an anticipated high of 87 degrees. (Click to enlarge.)
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures were peaking at 81 degrees on the Greater Red Bank Green when we snapped this photo at Maple Cove in Red Bank shortly before 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Someone, apparently, is ready for winter to end.
Thursday’s expected to be not quite as warm, with top temps of about 75 under partly cloudy skies, the Weather Channel says. (Click to enlarge)
The fog was expected to give way to a mostly sunny day, with temperatures peaking around 86 degrees, according to the Weather Channel forecast. (Photos by John T. Ward and Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
Sunrise as seen through heavy fog from the First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill in Red Bank Monday morning. The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly sunny day, with temperatures topping out in the mid-80s, followed by a 50-percent chance of thunderstorms after 8 p.m. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
The thunderstorms that were in the forecast didn’t materialize, but the clouds put on a painterly show over Red Bank Tuesday evening, and redbankgreen photographer Trish Russoniello took to the streets, the Globe Court parking deck (as above) and the riverfront (at right) to capture some of the beauty. Click the “read more” below for more photos.
Wednesday should be a beauty of a summer day, by the way, with ample sunshine and temperatures peaking in the mid-80’s, according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
Expect plenty of shade, but more heat and possible rain Tuesday, as the peak temperature heads to 93 amid possible thunderstorms followed by partly cloudy skies, according to the Weather Channel. (Click to enlarge)
With temperatures headed toward the high 80s, John Cushing of Bayonne rolled on with his work Tuesday, painting curbs outside the Toast restaurant under construction in the former Broadway Diner on Monmouth Street in Red Bank.
The National Weather Service said Tuesday was the first of at least seven consecutive days in which peak daytime temperatures were expected to be close to 90 degrees. (Click to enlarge)
With peak temperatures in the low-to-mid 90s and high humidity levels, heat index levels were expected to hit 100 Monday afternoon for the second consecutive day, the National Weather Service forecast. The agency has a heat advisory for a broad region that includes the Greater Red Bank Green, advising residents to avoid outdoor exertion and take other precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. (Click to enlarge)
A man made a mad dash for his car in Red Bank’s English Plaza parking lot during a summer deluge Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service forecast for the Greater Green predicts a 60-percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day Wednesday, with temperatures peaking in the low 80s, and sunshine returning Thursday. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Anchorage Beach in Sea Bright beckoned some early heat-beaters Monday morning, while on Rumson Road in Rumson, a hedge-trimmer had his work cut out for him.
With daytime temperatures in the low 80s, it’s looking to be a hot, partly-cloudy-to-rainy couple of days before sunshine returns later in the week, according to the National Weather Service forecast. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
With temperatures pushing 90, Carlo’s Bake Shop owner Buddy Valastro kept cool at the Red Bank Marina Thursday prior to taping an episode of his TV show, ‘Cake Boss.’ He’s seen at right with marina owner Steve Remaley and Remaley’s 11-year-old son, Christopher, who took Valastro and a film crew crabbing in the Swimming River.
Spoiler alerts: the show involves a cake in the shape of a crab, and temperatures Friday and Saturday are expected to be only slightly cooler, peaking in the mid-80s. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
According to the National Weather Service, the Green is in for a somewhat overcast week, culminating in possibly heavy rain on Thursday, before turning sunny again Saturday and Sunday. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
A corner of a building on Monmouth Street in Red Bank displayed sample colors as painter Joe Buonacquista worked last Thursday. We’ll have shades of blue overhead Monday, with partly sunny skies and temperatures peaking at about 79 degrees according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Residents of the Green awoke to cool temperatures in the low 60s Thursday morning, which reminded redbankgreen of these photos from a week ago, taken on West River Road and in Rumson, where Bruce Murray and Ivan Figueroa were giving Diane Turton Realty’s home a crisp new coat of paint. Look for abundant sunshine on Thursday and a high of 79 Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Sunrise on our beautiful Navesink River Tuesday morning, as seen from Maple Cove in Red Bank. The Green is in for rain Tuesday and possibly early Wednesday, followed by clearing that may last through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
Storm clouds rolling in over downtown Red Bank before drenching the region Tuesday afternoon. The Green could be in for yet more rain Wednesday morning and early afternoon, followed by mere cloudiness later on, and ample sunshine on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By WIL FULTON
A Bronx man was issued a summons for leaving a dog in his car outside the Shrewsbury Trader Joe’s store Monday, when temperature approached 90 degrees, authorities tell redbankgreen.
Ralph Prisco, 80, was cited for animal cruelty, an offense carrying a potential $1,000 fine and six-month jail sentence, according to Monmouth County ASPCA Detective Sergeant William Hyer.
A day of on-and-off summer storms Monday wound down with steam rising from the asphalt of North Ward Avenue in Rumson, below, and a colorful sunset over the Navesink River in Red Bank, above. Tuesday’s forecast includes clouds, afternoon sprinkles and temperatures in the high 70s. (Photo above by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)