Good morning everyone! It is quite mild across the area early this morning as a warm front has moved to our north, temperatures range from around 60 in Clifton to the mid 40s further inland, skies are mostly clear and there is a light southwest wind.
After weeks of chilly weather today will feature plenty of sunshine with temperatures rising to around 80, winds will be from the southwest.
Most of Saturday will be warm but a backdoor cold front will be crossing the area in the late afternoon or early evening, the NAM model continues to have the front come through earlier in the day which would limit the high temperatures with highs around 60, however most other models have it front come through later and temperatures would once again rise well up into the 70s.
Much cooler Saturday night into Sunday behind the cold front as a brisk easterly wind and cloudy skies will keep high temperatures mostly in the 40s, there is also a chance of light rain or drizzle during the day.
A strong low pressure will move into the area on Monday giving us rain heavy at times with a chance of thunderstorms, rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are expected.
Tuesday will be chilly and breezy on the back side of the low.
Mainly dry weather for Wednesday and Thursday with near or slightly below normal temperatures.
TODAY – APR 13 – Becoming mostly sunny and warm, high near 80.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the upper 50s.
SATURDAY – APR 14 – Increasing cloudiness, high in the upper 70s, much cooler at night with a chance of light rain mainly after 9 p.m.
SUNDAY – APR 15 – Cloudy and chilly with periods of light rain or drizzle likely, highs only in the mid 40s.
MONDAY – APR 16 – Cloudy with showers and possible thunderstorms, rain may be heavy at times, high near 60.
TUESDAY – APR 17 – Mostly cloudy and cool, high near 50.
WEDNESDAY – APR 18 – Mostly sunny, high near 60.
THURSDAY – APR 19 – Partly sunny, high near 60.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 8 a.m. Saturday morning for southwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 5-8 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories with gales possible Saturday through Monday.
Have a lucky Friday the 13th!