Increasing cloudiness and cooler today with rain developing late tonight! Rain heavy at times Thursday into Friday with a flood watch in effect!


Good morning!

Skies are partly cloudy early on this Wednesday morning and temperatures range from the mid 40s in Clifton down to the low 30s further inland, winds are mainly calm.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR APRIL 29TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 65 AVERAGE LOW: 46

RECORD HIGH: 89 – 1974 RECORD LOW: 33 – 1987

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 67 LOW: 37 PRECIPITATION: NONE

High pressure is moving off the coast as a storm system now in the Chicago area will approach our area. We should see an increase in clouds but most of the day with be dry but rain chances will increase by late tonight. Temperatures will be cooler than yesterday with the clouds and a developing onshore wind.

The slow moving storm system will be moving into the area on Thursday with rain heavy at times especially Thursday night into Friday morning. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are likely with higher amounts to 3 inches possible. Winds will be strong out of the southeast. The rain will taper off to showers Friday afternoon. A flood watch is in effect.

Some showers will persist into Saturday morning followed by clearing with milder temperatures during the day.

Most of Sunday will be dry but a cold front may touch off some showers Sunday night into Monday morning.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – APR 29 – Increasing cloudiness, high in the upper 50s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with light rain mainly after 1 a.m., low around 50.

THURSDAY – APR 30 – Showers likely and breezy, high near 60. Showers heavy at times at night with possible thunderstorms.

FRIDAY – MAY 1 – Cloudy with showers mainly before 7 p.m. rain may be heavy at times in the morning, high in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY – MAY 2 – Chance of a morning shower then becoming mostly sunny, high in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY – MAY 3 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 70s, chance of showers after 7 p.m.

MONDAY – MAY 4 – Partly sunny with a chance of a shower, high in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY – MAY 5 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. this morning until 6 a.m. Thursday morning for southeast winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 5-8 feet.

OUTLOOK – A gale watch has been posted effective between 6 a.m. Thursday morning until 1 a.m. Friday morning; advisories expected Friday and Friday night; no advisories expected Saturday or Sunday.

Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!

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