Sunshine and milder today with much less wind! Heavy rain expected late Thursday into Friday!


Good morning!

Skies are mostly clear early on this Wednesday morning and temperatures are chilly ranging from the low 20s in Clifton down to 14 degrees in Walpack, winds are light.

High pressure will be moving off the coast today and we should see milder temperatures today and with much less wind than the last couple of days, skies will be mostly sunny!

Low pressure will be developing along the gulf coast on Thursday and move to our west on Friday, rain from this system will begin around the evening rush and continue heavy at times through Friday morning.  A warm front will cross the area on Friday bringing in much milder air, temperatures will climb close to 60.  The rain will taper off to showers Friday afternoon before ending at night.  Rainfall amounts will average around 2 inches which could cause some flooding.  There is even a chance of a rare December thunderstorm.

Mainly dry weather over the weekend into the Christmas holiday.  Temperatures will be above normal on Saturday but be near normal Sunday through Christmas Day.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – DEC 19 – Sunny, high in the mid 40s.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the upper 20s.

THURSDAY – DEC 20 – Increasing clouds with rain developing after 5 p.m, high in the upper 40s.

FRIDAY – DEC 21 – Rain heavy at times with a chance of a thunderstorm, gusty winds, high near 60.

SATURDAY – DEC 22 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 40s.

SUNDAY – DEC 23 – Sunny, high in the mid 40s.

MONDAY – DEC 24 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

CHRISTMAS DAY – DEC 25 – Mostly sunny, high near 40.

MARINE FORECAST:  TODAY – West-northwest wind to 11 knots, seas less than 1 foot.

OUTLOOK – A gale watch has been posted effective from 11 p.m. Thursday night until 11 a.m. Friday morning; small craft conditions expected Friday afternoon through Saturday;  small craft advisories possible on Sunday.

Have a nice day!

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