Mostly sunny and pleasantly warm today! Partly sunny and cooler on Sunday! Cool and dreary most of next week with heavy rain possible Monday night into Tuesday!


Good morning!

Skies are mostly cloudy early on this Saturday morning and there are some light rain showers moving through the area. Temperatures are quite mild with readings ranging from the low 60s in Clifton down to the mid 50s further inland, winds are light westerly.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MAY 16TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 71 AVERAGE LOW: 52

RECORD HIGH: 86 – 2007 RECORD LOW: 36 – 2016

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 87 LOW: 58 PRECIPITATION: .05″

A cold front that caused only some light showers overnight is moving offshore and we should have mostly sunny skies and high temperatures well up into the 70’s with lower humidity than yesterday.

As the high pressure moves off the New England coast an onshore flow will develop on Sunday with cooler temperatures and partly sunny skies.

A rainy pattern is expected much of next week as an upper level low is expected to be just to our west and a coastal low, that may become tropical storm Arthur, moves slowly up the coast. The interaction of these lows will determine how much rain will fall but there is a chance of several inches of rain Monday night into Tuesday.

The upper level low will meander in our area most of the rest of next week giving us a chance of rain showers Wednesday through Friday. Temperatures will be below normal Wednesday and Thursday and near normal on Friday.

At this point the holiday weekend looks to be seasonably warm with mainly dry conditions.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – MAY 16 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 70s.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, low in the low 50s.

SUNDAY – MAY 17 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 60s.

MONDAY – MAY 18 – Cloudy with showers likely, high in the mid 60s.

TUESDAY – MAY 19 – Cloudy with rain likely, high near 60.

WEDNESDAY – MAY 20 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the low 60s.

THURSDAY – MAY 21 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY – MAY 22 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the low 70s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – North-northwest winds to 10 knots, seas 2 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Sunday into the day on Monday; advisories expected Monday night through Wednesday with possible gales on Tuesday along with rough seas.

Enjoy the weekend but stay safe and healthy!

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