Skies are cloudy early this Monday morning and temperatures are once again well above normal with readings ranging from 50 degrees here in Clifton to the low 40s in the colder inland areas, winds are nearly calm and there is some patchy fog in some spots.
Today will be a mostly cloudy day ahead of a cold front but despite the clouds temperatures will rise once again to record levels with highs in the 60s and if we get enough sunshine 70 degrees is not out of the question. Showers will develop by evening with even a chance of a rumble of thunder, this rain should end our streak of Monday’s without any measurable rain, the last time we had rain on Monday was back on June 15th.
The front will clear the area Tuesday morning and drier air will move in, it will be breezy but temperatures once again will rise into the 60s and some more record highs may be broken.
Sunny with less wind on Wednesday, temperatures will be a little cooler but still well above normal for mid-December.
Another stronger cold front will be moving into the area on Thursday with some showers, temperatures will continue to be quite mild.
Colder air will move into the area on Friday and last through the weekend, it will be mainly dry and windy and temperatures will fall to near normal for this time of year with highs around 40 and lows in the 20s. There is even a slight chance of seeing our first snow flurry of the season on Saturday.
The cold air doesn’t last long as another ridge of high pressure is expected to affect the area next week and some more record highs are possible, in fact looking at the latest computer models it could come close to 70 degrees on Christmas Day, so no white Christmas this year.
TODAY – Mostly cloudy with showers mainly after 3 p.m. high in the mid 60s.
TONIGHT – Showers with a chance of a thunderstorm, low in the low 50s.
TUESDAY – Becoming mostly sunny and breezy, high in the low 60s.
WEDNESDAY – Sunny, high in the mid 50s.
THURSDAY – Showers developing by the afternoon, high in the upper 50s.
FRIDAY – Chance of showers in the morning then becoming mostly sunny, high around 50.
SATURDAY – Mostly sunny and breezy, high in the low 40s.
SUNDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – South-southwest wind to 12 knots, seas 1-2 feet. Small craft advisory will be in effect from 7 p.m. tonight till 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected for Wednesday but advisories expected Thursday and Friday.
Have a good day!