Showers developing this morning! Dry and warm most of Saturday! Strong storms with heavy rain likely on Sunday!


Skies are cloudy early on this Friday morning and temperatures range from the mid 60s here in Clifton to some upper 50s further inland, winds are nearly calm.  There is an area of rain moving into New Jersey from Eastern Pennsylvania and another shower across the Hudson Valley.

Showers will move into the area this morning as a weak frontal system moves through, most of the showers should end by this afternoon, with the clouds and showers temperatures will only reach the mid 70s.

On Saturday a weak high pressure system will be in the area, it will be warmer with only a chance of an afternoon showers.  Showers will become more likely at night as a stronger frontal system approaches from the west.

Heavy rain with some strong thunderstorms are likely on Sunday, some of these storms may be severe causing damaging winds in some areas, flash flooding is also possible.

Mainly dry with seasonably warm temperatures Monday through Thursday although an afternoon shower cannot be ruled out especially inland on Monday and Tuesday.

 

THE FORECAST:

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

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of an evening shower, low in the low 60s.

SATURDAY – Mostly cloudy and warm, chance of showers developing in the afternoon, high in the mid 80s,  showers and thunderstorms likely at night.

SUNDAY – Showers likely with scattered thunderstorms, some storms may contain very heavy rain and strong gusty winds, high in the upper 70s.

MONDAY – Partly sunny, high in the low 80s.

TUESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 80s.

WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 70s.

THURSDAY – Sunny, high near 80.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  TODAY – East winds to 7 knots, seas 3 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Saturday through the day on Sunday with near advisory level conditions Sunday night into Monday.

 

CLIFTON CLIMATE FOR MAY 2016.

The average temperature was 61.7 degrees which was just about average, it was rather chilly for the first 24 days of the month then well above average from the 25th through the end of the month. The highest temperatures was 94 degrees on the 28th and the lowest was 36 degrees on the 16th.

Precipitation totaled 3.85 inches which was slightly below normal.   This was the first time since I started my records in 1973 that we did not have a May thunderstorm.

 

Have a good day!

 

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