Sunny and cold but with less wind today! Mainly dry and milder on Friday! Unseasonably warm with showers over the weekend!


Good morning!

Skies are clear early on this Thursday morning and temperatures are the lowest of 2020 so far with readings ranging from the low 20s in Clifton down to 13 degrees at High Point. These colder temperatures are actually normal for this time of year. Winds are still a little gusty out of the northwest.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JANUARY 9TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 36 AVERAGE LOW: 22

RECORD HIGH: 65 – 2008 RECORD LOW: 3 – 2004

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 42 LOW: 26 PRECIPITATION: TRACE SNOWFALL: TRACE.

A strong high pressure is building into our area today which will give us sunny and cold conditions today but with much less wind than yesterday, highs will be in the 30s which is near seasonable levels.

A warm front will cross the area on Friday and a southwesterly flow of milder air will move into our area, most of the day will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of some drizzle at night.

Near record warmth is expected this weekend as high pressure will be to our east and a slow moving cold front approaches from the west. It now looks like most of Saturday will be dry except for some drizzle, with most of the showers falling late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Temperatures both days will be in the 60s with an outside chance of 70 degree reading in parts of the area on Sunday.

Mainly dry early next week, temperatures will be cooler but remain above normal.

A change in the pattern is likely toward the end of next week which will finally bring in some colder temperatures.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JAN 9 – Sunny, high in the mid 30s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low in the mid 20s.

FRIDAY – JAN 10 – Mostly cloudy, high near 50, chance of drizzle at night.

SATURDAY – JAN 11 – Mostly cloudy with some drizzle and a chance of showers, very mild, high in the low 60s.

SUNDAY – JAN 12 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers mainly before noon, very mild, high in the mid 60s.

MONDAY – JAN 13 – Partly sunny and not as mild, high near 50.

TUESDAY – JAN 14 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 40s.

WEDNESDAY – JAN 15 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Northwest winds to 11 knots diminishing this afternoon, seas 1 foot.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected during the day on Friday; possible small craft conditions Friday night; advisories likely Saturday through Sunday night; possible small craft conditions on Monday.

Have a nice day!

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