Rain and quite mild today! Clearing on Thursday and still rather mild!


We have cloudy skies early on this Wednesday morning,  temperatures are on the mild side ranging from 40 degrees in Clifton to near 30 in some of the colder inland areas, winds are nearly calm.

A storm moving through the Great Lakes with a cold front extending from the storm will approach the area today, rain will develop this morning along with quite mild temperatures with highs approaching the 60 degree mark.  The heaviest rain will fall from late this afternoon into this evening with an average of 1 1/4″ of rainfall expected.

Clearing on Thursday and after a mild night temperatures will rise only a few degrees reaching the low 50s.

Dry weather is expected Friday through the weekend with temperatures slightly above normal.

The groundhog looks to be wrong about an early spring as next week we may have a snowstorm on Tuesday followed by cold Arctic air the rest of next week.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Rain developing this morning, mild with highs in the upper 50s.

TONIGHT – Rain ending by 3 a.m., low in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY – Clearing, high in the low 50s.

FRIDAY – Sunny, high in the mid 40s.

SATURDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

SUNDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

MONDAY – Partly sunny, high near 40, chance of snow at night.

TUESDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance o f snow, high in the upper 30s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Small craft advisory in effect till 6 p.m. on Thursday for southerly winds becoming westerly to 30 knots, seas 6-9 feet.

OUTLOOK – Possible advisories on Friday with mainly sub-advisory level conditions Saturday and Sunday.

 

JANUARY 2016 CLIMATE INFORMATION:

January averaged nearly 2 degrees above normal.  Rainfall totaled 4.01″ which is near normal.  Snowfall was 21.0″  with 20″ falling during the storm on the 23rd.

Highest temperature  was 61 degrees on the 10th with the lowest reading of 7 degrees on the 5th.

 

Have a good day!

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