Mild today with increasing clouds this afternoon! Rain heavy at times Thursday morning! Quite warm with showers possible on Friday! Cooler and drier over the weekend!


Good morning!

Skies across the area are mostly clear and temperatures range from the upper 30s in Clifton down to the mid 20s further inland, winds are calm or light northwesterly.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MARCH 18TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 49 AVERAGE LOW: 32

RECORD HIGH: 77 – 2011 RECORD LOW: 9 – 1993

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 56 LOW 39 PRECIPITATION: .14″

High pressure will be moving through the area today giving us a dry and seasonably mild day, skies will be mostly sunny this morning but we should see an increase in the clouds this afternoon.

A low pressure area will be moving into the area late tonight with rain developing after midnight and continuing till around noon on Thursday, rain may be moderate to heavy at times with rainfall amounts near 1 inch. Most of Thursday afternoon and evening will be dry but some showers are possible later at night.

Friday looks to be a warm day ahead of a cold front, we should see considerable amounts of cloudiness with a chance of showers, highs during the day should reach the low to mid 70s but may be higher if we get more sunshine than expected.

Noticeable cooler weather for the weekend but we will be dry as strong high pressure moves into the area. Saturday will be breezy with less wind on Sunday.

Another disturbance may give us some more rain early next week.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – MAR 18 – Increasing clouds, high in the mid 50s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with rain developing after midnight, low near 40.

THURSDAY – MAR 19 – Cloudy with rain mainly in the morning, high in the low 50s.

FRIDAY – MAR 20 – Cloudy with a chance of showers, possible thunderstorms in the afternoon, high in the mid 70s.

SATURDAY – MAR 21 – Mostly sunny, breezy and cooler, high in the low 50s.

SUNDAY – MAR 22 – Sunny, high in the mid 40s.

MONDAY – MAR 23 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the mid 40s.

TUESDAY – MAR 24 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the low 50s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Northerly winds to 10 knots, seas 2-3 feet.

OUTLOOK – Possible small craft advisories Thursday morning; no advisories expected Thursday afternoon and night; advisories likely on Friday into Saturday; no advisories expected Sunday and Monday.

Have a nice day and hopefully stay well!

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