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RED BANK: FLORENCE DEPARTS

As heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Florence moved back out over the Atlantic, the Greater Red Bank Green was treated to a grand rainbow Tuesday evening, as seen here from Tower Hill Church in Red Bank.

Don’t expect abundant sunshine immediately, though. Partly sunny skies are expected at least through Thursday, according to the National Weather ServiceCheck out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: FOGGY, SOGGY DAYS AHEAD

Goldfish crackers dropped on West Front Street in Red Bank during Monday’s persistent rains seemed to reflect the soggy mood of this week’s weather.

Expect heavy fog Tuesday morning, followed by a mostly cloudy day, one that could also bring rain and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. That’s pretty much what the extended forecast includes, too; check it out below.

As for Hurricane Florence, it’s now expected to produce a life-threatening storm surge and damaging winds along the coastlines of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, but “impacts” are still possible in New Jersey, the NWS says. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: HURRICANE FLORENCE WATCH

All eyes are on a brewing storm named Florence that threatens to impact the Eastern Seaboard later this week.
“Florence is forecast to become a major hurricane this morning, and is expected to remain an extremely  dangerous major hurricane through Thursday,” the National Weather Service reported early Monday.

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RED BANK: HEAT INDEX TO TOP 100 AGAIN

Labor Day is past, but summer steamrolls on Tuesday, when heat and humidity are expected to yet again yield a combined index of 100 in the area that includes the Greater Red Bank Green.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the region from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Check out the extended forecast below. (NWS graphic. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: HELLISH CORNER

Heavy dust from road rebuilding work on East Bergen Place in Red Bank combined with a heat index above 100 to make the intersection at Broad Street a particularly hellish spot Wednesday.

Borough public utilities Director Cliff Keen said his department is “working on” mitigating the dust following complaints. And the Greater Green will experience some easing of the heat in coming days, according to the National Weather Service. Unfortunately, rain that’s also forecast could put a damper on the coming Labor Day weekend.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WAITING FOR SUN

A lone sunflower looked a bit disappointed under gray skies behind the 7-Eleven store at Maple Avenue and West Front Street in Red Bank Tuesday. (Photo by Alan Placer. Click to enlarge)

After some possible morning rain, our sun-hungry friend can expect partly sunny conditions Wednesday, along with high humidity and temperatures in the mid-80s, before ample sunshine returns Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Here’s the forecast through next Tuesday:

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RUMSON: POLICE BLOTTER

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Rumson Police Department for April through June, 2018. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

Arrests

4/15/18 – Dennis Heid, 26, of Long Branch was arrested by Ptl. Grace Maggiulli for Possession of Paraphernalia, in the area of Ridge Road and Harding Lane.

4/26/18 – Rogelio Sanchez, 28, of Tinton Falls was arrested by Ptl. James Fenn for Contempt of Court after turning himself in at HQ.

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ON THE GREEN: TEMPS TO FEEL LIKE 100+

It’s gonna be a scorcher on the Greater Red Bank Green Monday afternoon, when peak temperatures in excess of 90 degrees and high humidity combine to push the “feels-like” temperature above 100, according to the National Weather Service.

A heat advisory is in effect from noon until 7 p.m., with cautions to avoid outdoor exertion and consume lots of water. The heat index could reach 104, the NWS warned.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: THIS WEEK’S WEATHER OUTLOOK

A new workweek dawns on the Greater Red Bank Green, as seen from a lofty perch above our beatiful Navesink River Monday morning.

Weatherwise, we’re in for partly sunny skies and a high temperature of about 81 degrees Monday, with a 30-percent chance of rain.

Here’s the forecast for the rest of the week and beyond from the National Weather Service.

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RED BANK: BRINGING THE HEAT

welder worked on the new Element apartment building under construction at 55 West Front Street in Red Bank as temperatures reached into the mid-90s Tuesday.

Wednesday looks to be another mostly sunny day, but with temperatures topping out at around 83 degrees, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: A TOEHOLD ON SUMMER 2018

On the cusp of summer 2018, which began at 6:07 a.m. Thursday, a lone flower found a toehold in the pavement at West Front and Pearl streets in Red Bank Wednesday.

Weatherwise, the season gets off to a hot and sunny start, with temperatures topping out at around 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: FINAL DAWN OF SPRING 2018

The final sunrise of spring, 2018 kissed the Navesink River with vivid orange and red, as seen from a Red Bank high-rise Wednesday morning. (Click to enlarge.)

Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Thursday, with the solstice providing more daylight than any other day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Meantime, Wednesday looks to be cloudy, with peak temperatures in the high 70s, and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall likely overnight, according to the National Weather Service

Here’s the extended forecast. (Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: BOWLFUL OF SUMMER IN FORECAST

Cherries were in bloom late last week outside the Broad Street, Red Bank, offices of planning firm Heyer, Gruel & Associates.

Kicking off the week that includes the official start of summer (with the solstice occurring Thursday at 6:07 a.m.), the Greater Red Bank Green is in for mostly sunny skies and temperatures peaking in the high 80s Monday, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: SCARLET KNIGHT ON A SUNNY DAY

The Rutgers Scarlet Knight mascot visited Red Bank for a video shoot at ad agency Spitball Thursday, and took advantage of the cool, sunlit afternoon to frolic in a crosswalk, exchange high-fives and pose for photos with passersby on Broad Street.

Friday should be another nice day worth cheering about on the Greater Red Bank Green, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures peaking in the low 80s, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s the extended forecast. (Photos by Mariah Woodbury.  Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: OVERARCHING CLOUDINESS

The view across the Navesink River from Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank was gray Thursday. So is the weather forecast for most of the next week.

According to the National Weather Service, the Greater Red Bank Green heads into the weekend with more “widespread dense fog,” and the possibility of rain through Saturday night. Partly sunny skies return Sunday, but there are no days filled with sunshine in the outlook until next Thursday. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

RUMSON: EKDAHL RETIRES AS MAYOR

 John Ekdahl, right, with former Red Bank Mayor Ed McKenna at the groundbreaking last September for an addition to the Count Basie Center for the Arts, where they serve on an advisory board.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

After 14 years at the helm of Rumson’s municipal government, John Ekdahl retired as mayor last week.

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RED BANK: RAINY DAYS AHEAD

A fisherman ignored the rain and took in a colorful sunset over the Navesink River from Marine Park in Red Bank Tuesday evening.

The Greater Red Bank Green won’s see much sunlight in coming days, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

ON THE GREEN: IT’S GONNA GET WET

A boat heading north on the Shrewsbury River Monday evening, as seen from the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge.

There’s rough weather ahead on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. With daytime temperatures peaking at about 85 degrees under increasingly cloudy skies, the Greater Red Bank Green should expect thunderstorms after 5 p.m., some of them possibly severe, with heavy rain and strong winds. “Locally treacherous seas” will make marine navigation hazardous, the NWS said in a briefing issued Tuesday morning.

Here’s the extended forecast. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)
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RED BANK: MIXED WEATHER IN FORECAST

A light fog greeted early-morning commuters on West Front Street in Red Bank Thursday.

A cloudy and possibly rainy day was in store, with temperatures peaking at about 73 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Sunshine is expected to return Friday, though the outlook for the weekend isn’t as bright. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)
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