Rain today tapering off to drizzle tonight! Dry and breezy weather for New Year’s Day! More rain likely late Thursday night through Friday!


Good morning!

Rain is falling over much of the area early on this Monday morning and temperatures range from the upper 30s in Clifton down to 31 at High Point, winds are brisk out of the northeast.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR DECEMBER 30TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 38 AVERAGE LOW: 21

RECORD HIGH: 61 – 1984 RECORD LOW: 2 -1987

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 42 LOW 34 PRECIPITATION: .28″

Low pressure over the Great Lakes will move through our region today giving us periods of rain that will taper off to drizzle by tonight. A warm front will stay to our south, high temperatures here will be in the 40s but the temperatures will rise to the 60s across southern New Jersey. Additional rain amounts of around 1/2 inch is expected.

Drizzle will end late tonight followed by partial clearing on Tuesday as the storm moves away from the area, temperatures behind the system will still be on the mild side. Temperatures at midnight as the ball drops will be in the mid 30s and there will be a brisk westerly wind.

New Year’s Day will be seasonably mild and dry but still be a bit breezy.

Another low pressure system will likely give us more rain late Thursday night continuing on Friday, some areas well north and west of our area may have a wintery mix at the start of the precipitation before changing to all rain.

Rain will end by Saturday morning and the rest of the weekend looks dry. Temperatures will be mild on Saturday and somewhat cooler on Sunday.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – DEC 30 – Cloudy with rain, high in the upper 40s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with drizzle likely, low in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY – DEC 31 – Partly sunny, high near 50.

NEW YEAR’S DAY – JAN 1 – Sunny, high in the low 40s.

THURSDAY – JAN 2 – Sunny, high in the upper 40s, chance of rain at night.

FRIDAY – JAN 3– Mostly cloudy with rain likely, high in the upper 40s.

SATURDAY – JAN 4 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, high in the low 50s.

SUNDAY – JAN 5 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 7 p.m. this evening for easterly winds gusting to 35 knots, seas 5-8 feet.

OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories likely Tuesday and Wednesday; no advisories expected Thursday and Friday.

Despite the rain try to have a nice day today!

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