Rain developing late this afternoon and becoming heavy at times tonight into Friday! Flood watch in effect!


Good morning!

Skies are mostly clear early on this Thursday morning and temperatures range from the upper 20s in Clifton down to the upper teens further inland, winds are mainly calm.

After a sunny start we should see some increase in cloudiness as a strong low pressure approaches from the south. Rain from this system should begin after 3 p.m. and become heavy at times after midnight, temperatures will rise through the 40s.

Heavy rain is expected on Friday along with near record high temperatures as readings will rise into the upper 60s. A flood watch is effect with 2-3 inches of rain expected with higher amounts possible. The heaviest rain will occur between midnight and 8 p.m.

Some lingering showers on Saturday, temperatures will start off mild but slowly decrease in the afternoon, it will become windy.

As of this time Sunday through Christmas should be dry but there is a slight possibility of some snow flurries Sunday night. Temperatures will be near normal.

No bitter cold or widespread snow is expected through the end of the year.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – DEC 20 – Increasing cloudiness with a chance of rain mainly after 3 p.m., high in the mid 40s.

TONIGHT – Rain possibly heavy at times, temperatures rising to the upper 50s by sunrise.

FRIDAY – DEC 21 – Rain and breezy, rain will be heavy at times with possibly a thunderstorm, high in the low 60s.

SATURDAY – DEC 22 – Chance of a morning shower then remaining mostly cloudy, high near 50.

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY – DEC 26 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Easterly winds to 10 knots, seas 1 foot.

OUTLOOK – A gale warning has been posted effective between midnight tonight until 4 p.m. Friday afternoon; small craft advisories likely Friday night through Saturday; no advisories expected for Sunday; possible small craft advisories again on Monday.

Have a nice day!

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