Cloudy and mild with some light rain mainly this morning! More rain late tonight into Saturday! Clearing, breezy and colder on Sunday!


Good morning!

Light rain is falling over much of the area early on this Friday morning and it is mild with temperatures ranging from the low 40s in Clifton down to the mid 30s further inland, winds are mainly calm.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JANUARY 3RD:

AVERAGE HIGH: 37 AVERAGE LOW: 22

RECORD HIGH: 62 – 1997 RECORD LOW: 4 – 2014

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 48 LOW: 27 PRECIPITATION: NONE

An area of low pressure will move into the area today, some light rain mainly this morning but remaining cloudy all day. Temperatures will continue to be mild.

Another area of low pressure is expected to give our area more rain late tonight into Saturday, temperatures will continue to be mild, total rainfall amounts will only be around 1/4 of an inch.

Clearing, breezy and colder on Sunday.

Monday will be mostly sunny with near seasonable temperatures.

Another weak area of low pressure may give us some light rain or snow on Tuesday followed by clearing for Wednesday and Thursday, temperatures will continue to be near seasonable levels.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JAN 3 – Cloudy with light rain mainly this morning, high near 50.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with rain mainly after midnight, low in the low 40s.

SATURDAY – JAN 4 – Cloudy with periods of light rain, high near 50.

SUNDAY – JAN 5 – Mostly sunny, breezy and cooler, high in the low 40s.

MONDAY – JAN 6 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

TUESDAY – JAN 7 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, high in the mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY – JAN 8 – Mostly sunny, high near 40.

THURSDAY – JAN 9 – Sunny, high near 40.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southwest wind to 7 knots, seas 1 foot.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected during the day on Saturday; advisories expected with some gales Saturday night into Sunday; advisories still expected Sunday night into the day on Monday; no advisories expected Monday night into Tuesday.

2019 Weather Highlights, Clifton New Jersey!

Jan 21 – High of 13 degrees lowest maximum temperature since Feb 16, 2003

Jan 30 – Arctic front caused heavy but brief snow squall .5”, Large fire Marcal in Elmwood Park

Jan 31 – 1 degree below zero, lowest temperature since February 14, 2016

Feb 4 and 5th 63 and 67 degree high temperatures.

Feb 25 – Gusts to 40 mph 58 Newark airport.

Mar 1-4 – Snow each day 14.3 inches.

Mar 15 – 76 degrees, strong thunderstorm at night.

Apr 15 – Strong thunderstorm, highest gust at my weather station 38.4 mph.

May 10-17 – 8 straight days of measurable precipitation.

May 28 – Tornado Stanhope.

July 20 -21 98 degrees each day, heat index 111.

July – Warmest July on record, 3rd wettest.

Aug 7 – Tornado Springfield – 2.11” rain here, 3.69” rain rate.

Sept – Driest month since October 2013.

Oct 2 – 92 degrees, highest October temperature. 96 Newark.

Oct 16 – 3.34” of rain, 29.14 lowest barometer reading since March 2015.

October – 5th warmest, 2nd wettest.

Nov 1 – Gusts to 40 mph causes some tree limbs to fall, 70 degrees in the early morning.

Nov – 7th coldest.

Dec 1-3 7.2 inches of snow.

Dec – Most hours of precipitation for December.

Overall 2019 was milder and wetter than normal.

Have a nice day!

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