Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly clear early this morning and it is quite mild in most of the area with readings ranging from the mid 60s in the Clifton area but down to around 40 well inland, winds are mainly calm.
Strong high pressure off the southeast coast will continue to give us a southwest flow of very warm air, temperatures should rise well up into the 80s today through Friday. The humidity will be quite low today and with a brisk southwest wind there is an elevated risk of brush fires in the area, a red flag warning has been posted.
Humidity levels will increase tomorrow and especially on Friday. A cold front on Friday may give us some showers.
The weekend looks to be mainly dry with more seasonable temperatures and lower humidity.
Dry weather to continue early next week with seasonable temperatures continuing.
TODAY – MAY 2 – Sunny, high in the upper 80s.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, low in the mid 60s.
THURSDAY – MAY 3 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 80s.
FRIDAY – MAY 4 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, more humid, high in the mid 80s.
SATURDAY – MAY 5 – Partly sunny, not as warm and less humid, high in the upper 70s.
SUNDAY – MAY 6 – Partly sunny, high in the low 70s.
MONDAY – MAY 7 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 60s.
TUESDAY – MAY 8 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 70s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – South-southwest wind to 13 knots, seas 2 feet.
OUTLOOK – Advisories possible Thursday and Friday; no advisories expected over the weekend.
APRIL 2018 CLIFTON MONTHLY SUMMARY:
Temperatures averaged 47.5 degrees for the month which was 3.5 degrees below normal and the coolest April since 1992. Highest reading was 84 degrees on the 13th while the lowest was 27 degrees recorded on the 9th.
Precipitation totaled 7.61 inches which was well above normal and the wettest April since 2007! The highest amount fell on the 16th when 3.23 inches were recorded.
Snowfall totaled 6.5 inches which was the highest monthly amount since 1982. All of the snow accumulation fell on April 2nd.
Have a good day!