Incredible record breaking warmth for Christmas Eve! Cooler on Christmas Day but with record highs still likely!


The warm front that gave us the heavy rain yesterday has moved to our north and temperatures have already surpassed the record highs for today with readings ranging from the mid 60s here in Clifton the the mid 50s in the cooler inland areas, dew points are in the 60s also so it feels quite muggy similar to the middle of summer.  Skies are mostly cloudy and there is a light wind.

Today we will have mainly cloudy skies with a low chance of showers mainly this afternoon, temperatures will rise to the mid 70s and the upper 70s are within reach if we get any breaks in the clouds.   The all time record high for December is 74 degrees set on December 7th, 1998 and we will be close to breaking that record too.  July 4th’s high temperature this year was 77 degrees and we even have a chance of matching or exceeded that reading.

Christmas Day looks to be cooler but with temperatures still reaching record levels, skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain at night.

Rain chances increase over the weekend, temperatures will be cooler on Saturday but rise to well above normal once again on Sunday.

High pressure will bring cooler weather on Monday and precipitation will move in at night and continue into Tuesday, it may even be cool enough for some winter type precipitation at the start especially well inland.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the mid 70s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of evening showers, low in the low 50s.

CHRISTMAS DAY – Partly sunny, high in the upper 60s, chance of rain at night.

SATURDAY – Cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the low 50s.

SUNDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the upper 60s.

MONDAY – Partly sunny and much cooler, high in the low 40s,  chance of rain at night.

TUESDAY – Cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the upper 40s.

WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny, high in the low 50s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:   Small craft advisory in effect till 1 p.m. on Christmas Day for southwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 6-9 feet.

OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories possible through Monday.

 

Have a great day!

 

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