Another amazingly mild morning as temperatures have remained in the upper 50s, skies are cloudy with rain moving into our area.
Yesterday the high in Clifton was a record breaking 69 degrees with a low of 57 more than 30 degrees above normal for the date. Central Park and Newark each had a high of 71 both records. At Central Park the low temperature was 61 degrees that was the first time of any winter that the temperature did not fall below 60, in fact it never happened before in 144 years of records with the latest being November 27th and earliest March 25th.
Today we will have rain tapering off this afternoon, temperatures will remain in the 50s but fall to near 30 by Tuesday morning.
Tuesday will be colder and there is a slight chance of flurries.
Christmas Day will be cold but with less wind. Highs around the freezing mark and Christmas morning lows mostly in the teens.
Slightly milder Thursday through the weekend and we should be precipitation free.
For the longer range it appears that we will have quite cold weather for next week.
The forecast: Today – Rain ending this afternoon, highs in the upper 50s.
Tonight – Becoming mostly clear, breezy and colder, low i the low 30s.
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow flurries, high in the upper 30s.
Christmas Day – Mostly sunny, high near 30.
Thursday – Mostly cloudy, high in the low 40s.
Friday – Mostly sunny, high near 40.
Saturday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
Sunday – Mostly cloudy, high in the mid 40s.
Marine Forecast: Small craft advisory through late tonight for southwest winds switching to northwest and gusting to 25 knots, seas 4-7 feet.
Outlook – Advisories may be be needed on Tuesday. Conditions lower to below advisory levels Wednesday through Friday.
Have a good day!