Cloudy day today with light rain this afternoon and evening! Pleasantly mild and dry on Saturday! Significant coastal storm to affect the area Sunday night into Tuesday!


Skies are cloudy on this Friday morning and temperatures once again are well above normal ranging from near 40 in the Clifton area to around 30 in the colder inland valleys, winds are light.

Today we will have considerable cloudiness with light rain which will fall from around 3 to 7 p.m., rainfall amounts will be less than 1/4 of an inch, most high temperatures will be in the 40s. Down in Washington DC there will be some rain falling as our new president is inaugurated at noon today but as of now no lightning bolts are expected.

Saturday will be a very pleasant day with quite mild temperatures along with partly sunny skies.

A significant coastal storm will be moving into the area by Sunday afternoon with rain developing becoming heavy at times on Monday before tapering off to showers on Tuesday.  At this time the precipitation should fall as all rain except for areas well north and west of our area.  Strong winds especially over the coastal areas on Monday with widespread minor coastal flooding expected. Rainfall amounts should average 1-3 inches with higher amounts possible which would help our drought situation.

Mild and dry Wednesday and Thursday with colder air moving in by late next week.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Cloudy with light rain mainly after 3 p.m., high in the mid 40s.

TONIGHT – Rain mainly before 7 p.m. low in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY – Partly sunny, high in the mid  50s.

SUNDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain developing by the afternoon, high near 50, rain likely at night.

MONDAY – Rain and windy, high in the low 40s.

TUESDAY – Rain likely in the morning with a chance of showers in the afternoon, high in the mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny, high near 50.

THURSDAY – Partly sunny, high in the  upper 40s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  TODAY – South-southeast wind to 7 knots, seas 3 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Saturday into Sunday morning; small craft advisories expected Sunday afternoon and night; gale force and possibly storm force winds for Monday;  small craft advisories likely Monday night through Wednesday.

 

Today marks the 5th anniversary of this blog, it is my pleasure to bring some of my weather knowledge to my followers.

 

God bless America!

 

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