Becoming mostly sunny and much cooler today! Dry and chilly on Sunday! Some snow likely Monday morning before changing to rain in the afternoon!


Good morning!

Skies are mostly cloudy early on this Saturday morning and temperatures range from the mid 40s in Clifton down to the low 30s further inland, winds are quite gusty out of the northwest.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MARCH 21ST:

AVERAGE HIGH: 50 AVERAGE LOW: 33

RECORD HIGH: 73 – 1976 RECORD LOW: 10 – 1986

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 77 (New record) LOW: 45 PRECIPITATION: TRACE

The cold front that crossed the area late last night has caused tempertures to fall from the mid 60s at midnight to the mid 40s at 5 a.m. High pressure will be building into our area from the Great Lakes, we should have mostly sunny skies after early morning cloudiness. Temperatures will only slightly rise to around 50 and the winds will gradually diminish.

Tonight will be chilly with lows dropping into the upper 20s. Sunday will be a mostly sunny day but quite cool with highs in the 40s.

A low pressure is expected to move just south of our area on Monday, precipitation with this system should start off as snow in the morning before changing to rain in the afternoon. Accumulations here in Clifton will be a dusting to maybe one inch but 2-5 inches may occur over the higher elevations of far northwest New Jersey.

Brief high pressure will give us dry conditions on Tuesday with milder temperatures.

Another low pressure area should affect our area on Wednesday but this time the precipitation should be all liquid as we will have milder temperatures.

Dry and mild Thursday and Friday.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – MAR 21 – Becoming mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the upper 20s.

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

MONDAY – MAR 23 – Cloudy with snow likely in the morning mixing with a changing to rain in the afternoon, high in the low 40s, accumulations less than one inch.

TUESDAY – MAR 24 – Partly sunny and milder, high in the mid 50s.

WEDNESDAY – MAR 25 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high near 50.

THURSDAY – MAR 26 – Partly sunny, high near 60.

FRIDAY – MAR 27 – Partly sunny, high in the low 60s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. this afternoon for northerly winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 3-5 feet.

OUTLOOK: – No advisories expected during the day on Sunday; advisories likely Sunday night through the day on Monday; advisories possible Monday night through Wednesday.

Try to have a nice weekend and stay well!

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