Skies are partly cloudy early on this Sunday morning and temperatures are milder than normal with readings ranging from the low 40s in Clifton down to the mid 30s further inland, winds are gusty out of the west.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR DECEMBER 15TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 44 AVERAGE LOW: 27
RECORD HIGH: 66 – 2015 RECORD LOW: 10 – 2005
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 54 LOW: 42 PRECIPITATION: .86″ STORM TOTAL: 1.78″
The low pressure that gave us rain the past two days has moved up to eastern Canada while high pressure builds from the west. Today will be a mostly sunny day but windy with gusts up to 35 mph. Temperatures will be slightly above normal.
Another low pressure system will affect our area Monday afternoon through Tuesday, light snow will develop in the afternoon and then mix with freezing rain and sleet by evening and then to all rain on Tuesday. Very tricky forecast with snow and ice amounts depends on the exact track of the low pressure. At the present time around 1 inch of snow is possible before mixing with sleet and freezing rain, ice amounts may be significant especially further inland. The precipitation is expected to end Tuesday afternoon.
Dry weather but cold Wednesday into next weekend with Thursday being the coldest day with high temperatures staying below freezing.
TODAY – DEC 15: Mostly sunny and windy, high in the upper 40s.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, low in the upper 20s.
MONDAY – DEC 16 – Cloudy with a chance of snow mainly after 10 a.m, mixing with sleet and freezing rain in the evening then to all rain after 2 a.m., high in the upper 30s, snow accumulation around 1 inch.
TUESDAY – DEC 17 – Cloudy with rain mainly before 3 p.m., high near 40.
WEDNESDAY -DEC 18 – Sunny, high in the upper 30s.
THURSDAY – DEC 19 – Sunny, windy and cold, high only around 30.
FRIDAY – DEC 20 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
SATURDAY – DEC 21 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 7 p.m. this evening for westerly winds gusting to 35 knots, seas 5-8 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected on Monday; advisories likely during the day on Tuesday; advisories possible with gale gusts Tuesday night through Wednesday night; advisories still possible on Thursday.
Have a nice day!