Good morning everyone!
Rain is falling over the area early this Friday morning and temperatures range from the low 60s in Clifton down to the mid 50s further inland, winds are brisk out of the northwest.
The rain will be ending shortly as the remains of Tropical Storm Michael moves further out to sea. Overnight we only had about a tenth of an inch of rain while down at the Jersey Shore up to 5 inches have fallen due to the storm. Here in Clifton yesterday we recorded .93 inches of rainfall.
Today we should see clearing and some sunshine but temperatures will not rise much from the present readings with highs in the 60s, winds will be brisk especially this morning as Michael moves away from our area. Tonight temperatures will fall into the 50s this evening and into the 40s for the first time this season by Saturday morning.
A weak disturbance will give us a chance of light rain Saturday morning followed by clearing in the afternoon temperatures will be cool.
Sunday will be a pleasant fall day with seasonably cool temperatures and plenty of sunshine.
A frontal system may give us some showers Monday followed by high pressure for Tuesday through Thursday, temperatures will be a little above normal on Monday but fall to below seasonable norms Tuesday through the end of the week as fall weather has finally arrived.
TODAY – OCT 12 – Rain ending shortly then becoming mostly sunny, it will be windy this morning, highs in the mid 60s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear then becoming mostly cloudy late tonight with a chance of showers after midnight, low in the mid 40s.
SATURDAY – OCT 13 – Cloudy with rain likely in the morning then becoming partly sunny in the afternoon, high in the upper 50s.
SUNDAY – OCT 14 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.
MONDAY – OCT 16 – Cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the mid 60s.
TUESDAY – OCT 17 – Mostly sunny, high near 60.
WEDNESDAY – OCT 18 – Sunny, high near 60.
THURSDAY – OCT 19 – Sunny, high in the upper 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon for northwest winds gusting to 45 knots, seas 5-8 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft conditions possible on Saturday; no advisories expected Sunday through Tuesday.
Enjoy the fall like weather!