THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:54 A.M.
Good morning everyone! Our skies are cloudy early this morning and there is some light rain in parts of the area, temperatures have fallen to the low 40s in Clifton ranging down to the upper 30s further inland, winds are from the northeast averaging 10-15 mph.
Yesterday was incredibly warm across the entire area, the high temperature in Clifton was 80 degrees which broke the daily record by 17 degrees and it also broke the record for the warmest February temperature by 5 degrees. Newark had a high of 80, while in Central Park it reached 78 degrees, both February records.
Much cooler today as high pressure builds from the north, low pressure along the front to our south will cause periods of rain during today, and as temperatures fall to around freezing this evening the rain may mix with sleet, especially inland.
Mainly dry Friday morning but more rain is expected by the afternoon and again some of the precipitation may be mixed with freezing rain or sleet in the morning.
A little milder over the weekend but with continued periods of rain especially from Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Fair weather early next week, temperatures will be above normal but not as warm as we experienced the last couple of days.
TODAY – FEB 22 – Cloudy with a chance of rain this morning, rain likely mixed with sleet this afternoon, temperatures in the low 40s this morning will fall to the low 30s by sunset.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low in the low 30s.
FRIDAY – FEB 23 – Rain likely, possible mixed with freezing rain or sleet in the morning, high in the low 40s.
SATURDAY – FEB 24 – Cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon, milder with highs in the mid 50s, rain likely at night.
SUNDAY – FEB 25 – Rain, high in the low 50s.
MONDAY – FEB 26 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 50s.
TUESDAY – FEB 27 – Sunny, high in the low 50s.
WEDNESDAY – FEB 28 – Sunny, high in the low 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory will be in effect from noon today until 1 p.m. Friday afternoon. Today – Northeast winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-6 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Friday night through Saturday night; possible small craft conditions for high seas Sunday and Sunday night; no advisories expected on Monday.
Have a nice day!