Good morning everyone!
Skies are cloudy early on this Friday morning and there are some scattered showers falling over parts of the area. Temperatures are more like summer with readings ranging from the upper 60s in Clifton down to the low 60s further inland, however across the Hudson Valley temperatures are in the low 50s as that area is north of a stationary front, winds are light southerly.
A slow moving cold front will be approaching the area today with quite mild and humid conditions ahead of it. Scattered off and on showers are likely during the day today with highs near 70. Heavy rain is likely tonight along with a chance of thunderstorms, rainfall amounts will average 1-2 inches, locally higher in some areas.
The rain will taper off to showers and end tomorrow morning and followed by a very strong westerly flow of much drier air, temperatures will not rise much of the overnight readings and fall late in the day. A high wind watch is in effect as westerly gusts may approach 50 mph in the afternoon, these type of winds may bring down some trees and power lines.
Much calmer conditions on Sunday with seasonably cool temperatures.
Milder Monday through Wednesday along with a chance of showers followed by clearing a cooler weather for the end of next week.
TODAY – NOV 2 – Cloudy with showers and possibly a thunderstorm, quite mild and humid, high near 70.
TONIGHT – Rain possibly heavy at times along with a chance of thunderstorms, gusty winds possible in thunderstorms, low in the mid 50s.
SATURDAY – NOV 3 – Cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning then becoming mostly sunny and very windy, gusts up to 50 mph is possible, highs in the mid 50s.
SUNDAY – NOV 4 – Sunny, high in the mid 50s.
MONDAY – NOV 5 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the upper 50s.
TUESDAY – NOV 6 – Cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the mid 60s.
WEDNESDAY – NOV 7 – Mostly cloudy in the morning with a chance of showers then becoming mostly sunny, high in the mid 60s.
THURSDAY – NOV 8 – Sunny, high in the mid 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday morning for southwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 5-8 feet.
OUTLOOK – A gale watch has been posted for Saturday afternoon and evening; no advisories expected on Sunday; small craft advisories again expected on Monday, no advisories expected during the day on Tuesday but advisories may be needed at night.
CLIFTON’S MONTHLY CLIMATE FOR OCTOBER 2018.
The average temperature was 55.9 degrees or about 1 degree above normal. Highest temperature was 82 degrees recorded on the 7th and again on the 10th. The lowest temperature was 32 degrees recorded on the 22nd. Temperatures were well above normal for the first 12 days and well below normal for much of the rest of the month as we quickly went from Augustlike temperatures down to Novemberlike readings.
Rainfall was 3.61 inches which is slightly below normal, however there was some measurable rain on 16 of the 31 days. The maximum rainfall was 1.07″ recorded on the 27th.
Have a good day!