Dry and mild today and Friday! Light rain on Saturday with heavier rain and quite mild on Sunday! Colder next week!


Skies are mostly clear early on this Thursday morning and there is a big spread in temperatures with readings in the low 20s here in Clifton to some single digits in the colder valleys, winds are nearly calm.

I replaced the battery in my weather station’s outside sensor and now we are back online.

Today we should see an increase in clouds this afternoon, temperatures will be mild with highs slightly higher than yesterday and with light winds it will feel rather comfortable.

Friday will continue to be on the mild side but a weak disturbance will cause some light rain to develop after midnight which may start off as sleet or freezing rain well inland.

A chance of light rain will continue on Saturday with mild temperatures.

A stronger system will cause rain moderate to heavy at times Saturday night into Sunday, winds will become southerly with temperatures reaching the 50s before a cold front comes through late in the day.

Colder next week but not as frigid as we had early this week, at this time it will be mainly dry put there is an indication of a possible coastal storm around Wednesday to early if it will affect our weather but it will be cold enough for any precipitation to fall as snow.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Increasing cloudiness, high in the mid 40s.

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

FRIDAY – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s, chance of rain after midnight.

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

SUNDAY – Rain and mild, high in the mid-upper 50s.

MONDAY – Mostly sunny and colder, high in the upper 30s.

TUESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.

WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny, high in the upper 30s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  TODAY – Light and variable winds, seas 2-3 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories on Friday with advisories likely Saturday through Monday.

 

WEATHER HISTORY:   Today is the 20th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1996,  the snow began around 9 a.m. on the 7th and continued very heavy into the morning of the 8th dumping over two feet of snow in the area.

 

Have a good day!

 

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