A little milder today and dry! Rain by Saturday afternoon beginning as a wintry mix!


Skies are partly cloudy early this morning and temperatures are about ten degrees higher than yesterday morning ranging from around 30 in the Clifton area to the low 20s further inland, winds are light.

Today will be a rather nice day with high temperatures reaching the low 40s and with some sunshine and light winds it will feel more comfortable than the last couple of days.

A storm system will be moving into the area tomorrow with precipitation starting off as a mix of snow, sleet and rain in the afternoon and changing to all rain at night, there may be a little accumulation before the change over.

Rain will persist into Sunday and it could become quite mild as a warm front moves through the area, temperatures may briefly rise to the low 60s in the afternoon.

The mild weather will be short lived as a cold front will cross the area by Sunday night ending the rain but ushering in colder air.

Monday will be a seasonably cold and dry day.

A clipper system may give us some light snow Tuesday afternoon followed by the coldest air of the season so far Wednesday through Friday.

No major snowstorms are indicated for at least the next two weeks.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low in the mid 20s.

SATURDAY – Cloudy with a mix of snow and rain developing by 4pm, accumulation of 1/2 inch of snow before changing to rain, high near 40.   Rain at night.

SUNDAY – Rain ending by 3pm, quite mild with a high near 60, clearing and colder at night.

MONDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY – Cloudy with a chance of light snow, high near 30.

WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny, high near 30.

THURSDAY – Mostly sunny and quite cold, high only in the mid 20s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:   Small craft advisory in effect till noon today for westerly winds gusting to 30 mph this morning, diminishing this afternoon, seas 4-5 feet this morning diminishing to 3-4 feet by this afternoon.

OUTLOOK – Advisories likely Saturday night through Monday with no advisories expected on Tuesday.

 

CLIMATE – December 2014 averaged nearly four degrees above normal, precipitation in Clifton was 4.63″ which is slightly above normal.  Snowfall was only .2 of an inch well below the 6 inches that normally fall in December (probably since the winter shower curtain is not up)       The year 2014 was slightly below normal in temperatures but it still made it the coldest year since 2003, the first three months of the year were much below normal.  Snowfall was over 50 inches for the year, most of it falling January till we took the winter shower curtain down in mid February.  The highest temperature of the year was 94 degrees on July 8th and the lowest was a frigid 1 degree above zero on January 7th.

 

Have a good day!

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