Dry weather today with less wind! Dusting of snow possible after midnight tonight!


Good morning!

Our skies are partly cloudy early on this Wednesday morning with temperatures ranging from the low 30s in Clifton down to the middle 20s further inland, winds are light or calm.

High pressure will give us a partly sunny day today with much lighter winds than yesterday, temperatures will reach the low 40s which is slightly above normal for this time of year.

A weak disturbance will likely give us some light snow across the area overnight, accumulations will be a dusting to maybe a half of inch. Any accumulations will quickly melt as sunshine returns during the day on Thursday along with mild temperatures.

Friday will be a dry and seasonably mild day.

Another stronger disturbance will give us a chance of rain on Saturday followed by dry and mild weather for Sunday.

After a dry Monday yet another system may give us rain or snow on Tuesday.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JAN 2 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with snow likely after midnight, low in the low 30s, accumulations of half of inch possible.

THURSDAY – JAN 3 – Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny, high in the upper 40s.

FRIDAY – JAN 4 – Sunny, high in the upper 40s.

SATURDAY – JAN 5 – Cloudy with rain likely, high in the mid 40s.

SUNDAY – JAN 6 – Sunny, high near 50.

MONDAY – JAN 7 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

TUESDAY – JAN 8 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, high in the mid 40s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Northerly winds to 11 knots, seas 1 foot.

OUTLOOK – A small craft advisory has been posted effective from 9 a.m until 6 p.m. on Thursday; no advisories expected on Friday; advisories likely on Saturday; no advisories expected for Sunday.

CLIFTON CLIMATE SUMMARY:

DECEMBER 2018 – The month averaged 2.8 degrees above normal. Highest temperature – 59 degrees recorded on the 21st. Lowest temperature was 19 degrees on the 8th. Precipitation was well above normal with 7.38 inches which was the 3rd wettest December since my records began in 1973.

ANNUAL 2018 – The temperatures for the year was around one degree above normal. Highest temperature was 99 degrees set on July 2nd, while the lowest was a frigid one degree above zero recorded on January 7th. It was a very wet year with 72.2 inches falling which was the second wettest since my records began, the wettest year was 2011 with over 75 inches.

I hope everyone has a nice day!

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