Skies are mainly cloudy across the area this morning and there are some sprinkles falling across parts of northwest New Jersey, temperatures are unseasonably mild with readings ranging from the mid 40s in Clifton down to the mid 30s further inland, winds are calm or light southwesterly.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY 25TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 42 AVERAGE LOW: 27
RECORD HIGH: 69 – 1976 RECORD LOW: 4 – 1990
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 62 LOW: 34 PRECIPITATION: NONE.
A weak area of low pressure centered over the Tennessee valley will cause cloudy skies in our area with periods of light rain mainly this afternoon and tonight. With the clouds and rain, temperatures will be lower than the warm day we had yesterday, but still be above normal.
The weak frontal system will continue to cause cloudy skies on Wednesday with periods of light rain or drizzle.
A stronger low pressure will cause heavier showers and even a few rumbles of thunder Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. As colder air moves in behind the storm the precipitation may mix with snow early Thursday before ending, especially across the higher terrain of northwest New Jersey and the Poconos.
Clearing on Thursday but it will be breezy, temperatures will be slightly above normal.
Fair and cold weather Friday through the weekend.
After the three day period of cold temperatures it looks like mild weather will return for much of next week.
TODAY – FEB 25 – Cloudy with light rain likely mainly this afternoon, high in the low 50s.
TONIGHT – Cloudy with light rain likely in the evening and a chance of light rain or drizzle later at night, low in the low 40s.
WEDNESDAY – FEB 26 – Cloudy with fog and a chance of light rain or drizzle, high near 50. Showers with possible thunderstorms at night.
THURSDAY – FEB 27 – Chance of shower possibly mixing with snow in the morning then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, high in the upper 40s.
FRIDAY – FEB 28 – Mostly sunny, high near 40.
SATURDAY – FEB 29 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
SUNDAY – MAR 1 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
MONDAY – MAR 2 – Sunny, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Variable winds less than 5 knots, seas less than 1 foot.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected for much of the day on Wednesday; advisories likely Wednesday night; advisories continuing on Thursday with possible gales; advisories continuing for Friday into Saturday.
Have a nice day!