Good morning and Happy Groundhog Day and Super Bowl Sunday!
Skies are cloudy early on this Sunday morning and there are some rain and snow showers occurring in parts of the area, temperatures range from the mid 30s in Clifton down to the upper 20s further inland, winds are mainly calm. There is some patchy fog in some areas.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY 2ND:
AVERAGE HIGH: 37 AVERAGE LOW: 22
RECORD HIGH: 56 – 2014 RECORD LOW: 2 – 1993
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 42 LOW: 34 PRECIPITATION: .01″
A weak disturbance is causing some rain and snow showers early this morning, after the disturbance moves to our east we should see some sunshine this morning but it will become cloudy again later this afternoon and evening giving our area another chance of snow or rain showers this evening, temperatures will continue to be above normal.
Monday and Tuesday will be mild as high pressure builds into our area, high tempertures will be in the 50s. Monday will be sunny but we should have mostly cloudy skies on Tuesday.
A stretch of precipitation is likely Wednesday through Friday which may be mixed with snow late Wednesday night into Thursday morning as some colder air filters into the area. Overall temperatures will continue to be above normal.
TODAY – FEB 2 – Cloudy early this morning with some rain or snow showers possible then becoming partly sunny later this morning, increasing cloudiness again this afternoon, high in the mid 40s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers this evening becoming partly cloudy after midnight, low in the mid 30s.
MONDAY – FEB 3 – Sunny, high in the mid 50s.
TUESDAY – FEB 4 – Mostly cloudy, high in the mid 50s.
WEDNESDAY – FEB 5 – Cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the upper 40s. Chance of rain or snow at night.
THURSDAY – FEB 6 – Cloudy with rain or snow likely in the morning becoming all rain after 9 a.m., high in the mid 40s.
FRIDAY – FEB 7 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning then becoming partly sunny in the afternoon, highs in the upper 40s.
SATURDAY – FEB 8 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – West-northwest winds gusting to 11 knots, seas 1 foot.
OUTLOOK: No advisories expected Monday through Thursday.
CLIFTON’S CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 2020.
The month averaged 7.5 degrees above normal making this the 5th warmest January since 1973. The highest temperature was 68 degrees on the 11th, the lowest temperature was 16 degrees on the 21st. This was only the second time in January in the last 47 years that the temperature never dropped below 15 degrees. Precipitation was below normal with 2.85 inches with the highest amount of rain was 1.58″ recorded on the 25th. Snowfall was also well below normal with 3.3″ accumulating.
Have a nice day!
My Super Bowl prediction: Kansas City Chiefs beating the San Francisco 49ers 34-28.