Record cold temperatures this morning as the 11 degrees now in Clifton is the lowest November reading since my records began 45 years ago. Temperatures inland have dropped to the single digits with the coldest in the state now is at High Point with a reading of 3 degrees. Winds are light and the skies are clear. Also the 11 degree reading here is the coldest temperatures since January 14th.
Arctic high pressure that is over the area now will be slowly moving offshore and a light southwest flow will develop. Despite plenty of sunshine daytime highs will struggle to reach the freezing mark. The normal high for November 23rd is 50 degrees so we will be almost 20 degrees below normal.
We should see an increase in clouds tonight ; it will not be as cold and temperatures may slightly rise during the night.
Much milder on Saturday but a low pressure will move through the area producing rain from the afternoon into early Sunday morning, rainfall amounts will be around 1 inch.
Sunday will actually be a very nice fall day with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the 50s.
Another low pressure area moving into the area will cause more rain on Monday with another inch of rain possible.
Dry weather Tuesday through the end of next week but temperatures will again be cooler than normal but not nearly as frigid as what we are experiencing now.
TODAY – NOV 23 – Sunny, high in the low 30s.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, low in the mid 20s.
SATURDAY – NOV 24 – Becoming cloudy with rain developing by the afternoon, not as cold, high in the upper 40s.
SUNDAY – NOV 25 – Partly sunny and pleasant, high in the mid 50s.
MONDAY – NOV 26 – Rain, high near 50.
TUESDAY – NOV 27 – Partly sunny, breezy and cooler, high in the mid 40s.
WEDNESDAY – NOV 28 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
THURSDAY – NOV 29 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – North-northeast wind to 10 knots, diminishing this afternoon, seas 1 foot.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories likely on Saturday; possible small craft conditions for higher seas on Sunday; Gales are likely on Monday; lingering small craft conditions on Tuesday.