Skies are partly cloudy early on this Tuesday morning and temperatures range from the low 40s at my station in Clifton to the mid 20s further inland, winds are mainly calm. Interesting that the valleys are much cooler than the higher elevations. At High Point it is 44 while in the valley of Walpack it is 27. Even in Clifton, while I have 42 degrees on the hill in Maple Valley, while it is only 33 degrees at a station in the Oak Ridge section of Clifton.
Today will be a mostly sunny day and temperatures again will rise into the low 60s, winds will be light. A cold front will cross the area late in the day but come through dry.
Cooler on Wednesday as high pressure from the north builds into the area. A low pressure system will then approach from the west causing a chance of rain in the afternoon with rain likely at night, the precipitation may start off as an icy mix well inland.
Unsettled weather to continue Thursday and Friday with a chance of rain both days. Temperatures will be slightly above normal on Thursday then much above normal on Friday. A cold front will cross the area Friday afternoon followed by colder but dry weather for the weekend.
TODAY – FEB 5 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the upper 20s.
WEDNESDAY – FEB 6 – Increasing cloudiness with a chance of rain mainly after 4 p.m., high in the low 40s. Rain at night.
THURSDAY – FEB 7 – Rain mainly before 7 a.m. then mostly cloudy, high in the upper 40s, rain likely again at night.
FRIDAY – FEB 8 – Showers likely mainly before noon, then mostly cloudy and mild, high near 60.
SATURDAY – FEB 9 – Sunny and colder, high in the mid 30s.
SUNDAY – FEB 10 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
MONDAY – FEB 11 – Partly sunny, high near 40.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – West-southwest winds to 7 knots, seas 3 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected during the day on Wednesday; small craft conditions expected Wednesday night through the day on Friday; gales possible Friday night; small craft conditions likely on Saturday.
Have a nice day!