Heavy rain this afternoon and evening to cause flash flooding! Clearing and windy on Thursday! Nice weather Friday through the weekend!


Good morning!

Skies are partly cloudy early on this Wednesday morning and temperatures range from around 50 in Clifton down to the low 30s further inland, winds are mainly calm.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR OCTOBER 16TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 64 AVERAGE LOW: 45

RECORD HIGH: 78 – 2008 RECORD LOW: 35 – 2009

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 64 LOW 46 PRECIPITATION: NONE

A frontal system moving into our area and a strong low pressure will form just off the Long Island coast and intensify. Rain should move into our area by the middle of this afternoon and become very heavy at times continuing this evening and ending around midnight. Rainfall amounts of 2-3 inches are likely cause some flash flooding. It will become windy with southeast winds gusting to 30 mph.

The strong low will move into the Canadian Maritime region and a very strong westerly wind will develop in our area on Thursday, wind gusts of 40 mph are possible. We should see partial clearing through the day.

Dry weather is expected Friday through the weekend, Friday will be cool but it will be milder over the weekend.

Mild weather early next week with a chance of showers.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – OCT 16 – Becoming cloudy with rain developing this afternoon and becoming heavy at times with a chance of a thunderstorm, high in the upper 60s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy and windy with rain heavy at times with a chance of a thunderstorm, rain ending around midnight, low in the upper 40s, rainfall amounts of 2-3 inches are likely.

THURSDAY – OCT 17 – Clearing and quite windy with gusts to 40 mph possible, high near 60.

FRIDAY – OCT 18 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.

SATURDAY – OCT 19 – Sunny, high in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY – OCT 20 – Sunny, high near 70.

MONDAY – OCT 21 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high near 70.

TUESDAY – OCT 22 – Cloudy with a chance of showers, high near 70.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is posted effective from 12 noon today until 6 p.m. this evening; a gale warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 a.m. Friday morning. TODAY – Southeast winds gusting to 30 mph becoming westerly later tonight with gusts to 45 knots, seas building to 5-7 feet.

OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories possible Friday morning then no advisories the rest of Friday into Saturday.

Despite the crummy weather try to have a nice day!

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