Skies are cloudy in the Clifton area with some dense fog early on this Sunday morning, there have been some showers in the area with even a rumble of thunder, temperatures are rising and are near 40 in Clifton to the low 30s further inland, winds are light southwesterly.
A cold front is approaching the area from the west, showers with this front will move into the region this morning, temperatures should rise to the 50s by noontime. After the frontal passage we will dry out but it will become much colder with temperatures falling to the low 40s by sunset and into the 20s by daybreak on Monday, there should be enough of a break between the rain and the colder air moving into the area to prevent a flash freeze but some black ice is possible late tonight especially inland.
Cold and dry Monday, temperatures on Tuesday will recover to near normal after a chilly morning, above normal temperatures by Wednesday with continued dry conditions.
The next chance of precipitation will be on Thursday with most falling as rain although it may briefly start as freezing rain or sleet well inland.
Above normal temperatures are likely to continue Friday through Christmas Day with mainly dry conditions.
TODAY – Showers developing and possibly a thunderstorm, rain may be heavy at times, becoming windy, highs in the mid 50s falling to the low 40s by sunset.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy this evening then mostly clear, low falling to 20 degrees by daybreak.
MONDAY – Sunny and colder, high in the low 30s.
TUESDAY – Sunny, high in the upper 30s.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
THURSDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the mid-upper 40s.
FRIDAY – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
SATURDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
CHRISTMAS DAY – Partly sunny and mild, high near 50.
MARINE FORECAST: Small craft advisory in effect till 11 a.m. on Monday for northwest winds gusting to 35 knots, seas 6-9 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Monday afternoon through Thursday.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!