FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2017 5:55 A.M.
It is a quite mild early Friday morning with partly cloudy skies, temperatures range from the mild low 50s in the Clifton area to the low 40s further inland, winds are mainly calm. Two years ago on this date the temperature dropped to a frigid -1 degree, this morning it is more than 50 degrees higher.
Yesterday we reached a record high for the date when the mercury rose to 69 degrees which was also the warmest of any day in February in 20 years. Today may even be a little warmer as temperatures are expected to climb to the low 70s which is normal for the middle of May.
A strong cold front will cross the area late Saturday afternoon, very mild ahead of the cold front but with more clouds the temperatures may be a few degrees cooler than today. The cold front will be accompanied by showers and possibly a thunderstorm with gusty winds.
Much cooler on Sunday as temperatures fall back to near seasonable levels, it will also be windy especially in the morning, skies should be mostly sunny.
The next chance of some rain will be Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning as a couple of fronts will be moving through the area, temperatures will moderate to above normal before dropping off to near normal readings by the end of next week.
TODAY – FEB 24 – Partly sunny, high in the low 70s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with patchy fog, low in the low 50s.
SATURDAY – FEB 25 – Mostly cloudy with showers in the afternoon and possibly a thunderstorm with gusty winds and heavy rain, high in the mid 60s.
SUNDAY – FEB 26 – Mostly sunny, breezy and cooler, high in the upper 40s.
MONDAY – FEB 27 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.
TUESDAY – FEB 28 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the mid 50s.
WEDNESDAY – MAR 1 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the upper 50s.
THURSDAY – MAR 2 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southerly winds to 11 knots, seas 2 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected from late tonight through Monday with possible gales on Sunday; No advisories expected for Tuesday.
Enjoy this nice spring weather today!