Partly sunny and mild weather for Easter Sunday! Quite mild with heavy rain and strong winds on Monday!


Good morning!

Skies are mostly clear early on this Easter Sunday and temperatures range from the upper 30s in Clifton down to the low 20s further inland, winds are mainly calm.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR APRIL 12TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 59 AVERAGE LOW: 41

RECORD HIGH: 90 – 1977 RECORD LOW: 25 – 1976

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 56 LOW: 35 PRECIPITATION: NONE

High pressure moving off the coast will give our area a southerly flow of milder air today, we should have mostly sunny skies this morning but an increase in clouds are expected this afternoon.

A strong low pressure system will be moving into our area on Monday, rain from this system should begin before dawn and become heavy at times with a chance of thunderstorms. Along with the rain very strong winds are expected with gusts to 60 mph possible, a high wind watch is in effect. The rain will end by evening. Temperatures will rise well up into the 60s during the day become cooler at night. Rainfall amounts will be 1-2 inches with higher amounts possible.

Tuesday will be a seasonably cool day but with sunshine returning.

The rest of the week looks to be cool and some weak disturbances will give our area a low chance of showers on Wednesday and again on Friday night.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – APR 12 – Increasing cloudiness and milder, high in the mid 60s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with rain developing mainly after 4 a.m., low in the mid 50s.

MONDAY – APR 13 – Cloudy with showers and possibly a thunderstorm, rain may be heavy at times, strong winds with gusts to 60 mph possible. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches likely with higher amounts possible.

TUESDAY – APR 14 – Mostly sunny, high near 60.

WEDNESDAY – APR 15 – Partly sunny with a chance of a shower, cool, high only near 50.

THURSDAY – APR 16 – Partly sunny, high in the low 50s.

FRIDAY – APR 17 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 50s, chance of a shower at night.

SATURDAY – APR 18 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 50s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory will be in effect valid between 2 p.m. this afternoon until 6 a.m. Monday morning for southerly winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 5 -8 feet.

OUTLOOK – A storm watch is in effect for Monday; small craft advisories expected for high seas on Tuesday; no advisories expected for Wednesday; possible advisories for Thursday.

Happy Easter and stay safe and healthy!

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