John Elliott has the Tri-State Area's latest forecast on CBS2 News This Morning.
- What a big change, John, from the past few days we've enjoyed.
JOHN ELLIOTT: I know. Did we get spoiled or what, Cindy? Interesting though, Cindy, following up on that story that you were just talking about, we've got a very special memorial going on here in Long Branch. We'll tell you about that in just a second. But let's talk about that change.
Beautiful skies, but baby it's cold outside. With the wind, you really feel it. So from the bright skies at the Jersey Shore to the blue skies of the city, looks so pretty but feels cold. 36, wind out of the North at 12. So obviously, wind chills are struggling, teens and 20s. Yesterday it was not a struggle.
These are the air temperature highs, mid-50s mid-60s, low 70s. So the park at 68, but Newark, 71, JFK, 70, Laguardia, 69. It wasn't a record in the city, but JFK had a record. Laguardia tied, Islip, Bridgeport. 68 though for the city, even though it missed the record mark, 20 degrees above average.
Felt more like early May. Not today, it feels like it should. 68 yesterday. It was 26 this morning. Wind chill in the city, we had wind chills in the teens north and west. That's just a drop of 42 degrees. So here's the deal. Don't forget, the other thing that's changing, your sunset tonight 6:01.
Your sunset tomorrow, 7:02. It's kind of a drag, some folks struggle with that. But don't forget to change the battery in the smoke detector and the carbon monoxide detector as well. Want to show you this big storm brewing. Could see severe weather and that leading edge of that cold air. In our area, not so much. We are just dealing with cold air. It's
A reality check at 49, but with the wind it feels colder. Tomorrow, it's actually warmer but the winds will likely be stronger. So it feels as cold tomorrow. Then Monday, oh you'll love this. It sets us up for the possibility of some mixed precipitation.
Remember that stuff? That would be Tuesday. And then you see a chance of some rain, which we do need. It's been a long dry stretch. And then we're cool again next Friday. So we're here at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, and I am joined by a great group of people.
And I want to introduce you to Bill Borrelle. You've started something called FACE New Jersey. This is the one-year anniversary of isolation for people in long term care. What does that really mean, as far as the devastation and the loss for them?
BILL BORRELLE: Well, FACE stands for Family Advocate Care Experience. And we have banded together to support each other and our loved ones who are living in isolation. Isolation is very damaging to their health and well-being. Today, you can see our masks in this family is essential. We believe family is essential. Today, what we're doing is we're actually remembering those that we lost.
JOHN ELLIOTT: I was shocked. You have 70 names. And this is not a-- this is not a political group. This is not a government. These are just-- this is just grassroots.
You have 70 just in your group and that number could grow today. Obviously, we've got flowers. We're going to talk more about that. But just talk about the loss.
BILL BORRELLE: Well, I mean the loss is devastating to those who lost their loved one without being with them at the end, right? So it's one thing to lose a loved one. It's another thing to not be there with them and to see them suffer in isolation from the love of their family when they're at the very end of their life.
And so as much as we advocate for those who are still living, and we want to be in, again, to take care of them, today we remember those that we lost, and those here, today, that are mourning the loss of a mother, or father, a grandmother, a grandfather.
JOHN ELLIOTT: Like Cynthia.
BILL BORRELLE: Like Cynthia.
JOHN ELLIOTT: So I want to-- I know this is crazy lighting, but Cynthia, God bless you. You just lost your dad.
- I lost my dad, Al Carlson. And yeah, it's really tough to think about the whole year that I didn't get to see him. I used to visit three to five times a week. That's hundreds of visits that he missed out on before the end of his life. And the isolation is like a torture to them.
He was stuck in his room. He couldn't turn on his CD player. He couldn't eat by himself. He couldn't read a book by himself or turn on his TV by himself. He went from a wheelchair to a bed.
At one point I got a ladder and was looking through the windows. I was begging for a job there so I could get in and try to be with him. It was really devastating.
JOHN ELLIOTT: I hear-- I hear it in your voice. I know, I lost my mom just before. The loss enough is heartbreaking. But to not be people did say goodbye. So today, you're going to try to memorialize it.
- I'm memorializing my dad as long as-- along with all the other people. But yeah, my dad, Al Carlson. Thank you for being here. I appreciate it.
JOHN ELLIOTT: I'm happy to be here. God bless all you guys. So that's-- so we're going to talk with one of the other organizers, and just kind of what is going to go on here.
It gets under way at noon today here in Long Branch. But again, Cindy, it's just another facet of what the pandemic means and has meant as far as what we've all lost. Back to you.
- All right, John. Thank you very much.