Skies are cloudy across the area early on this Monday morning and there is some fog and drizzle falling. At 5:15 a.m. temperatures ranged from 47 at Clifton down to 39 at High Point. Winds are light from the northeast.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR OCTOBER 26TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 60 AVERAGE LOW: 41
RECORD HIGH: 73 – 2010 RECORD LOW 30 – 1987
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 51 LOW: 42 PRECIPITATION: .13″
Low pressure in the area and a cold front approaching from the west will give us a cloudy day with occasional light rain or drizzle, temperature will be a little milder than yesterday with highs near 60. Rainfall amounts will be less than a tenth of an inch.
Weak high pressure will give us mainly dry weather Tuesday and Wednesday with near seasonable temperatures.
Low pressure approaching from the south and west will likely give us rain, possibly heavy at times, as some of the tropical moisture from the remains of Tropical Storm Zeta moves into our area. Rain is most likely from late Thursday afternoon through Friday.
Dry weather is expected for the weekend. Quite cool on Halloween and slightly milder on Sunday.
TODAY – OCT 26 – Cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle mainly this morning, high near 60.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low near 50.
TUESDAY – OCT 27 – Partly sunny, high near 60.
WEDNESDAY – OCT 28 – Partly sunny, high near 60.
THURSDAY – OCT 29 – Cloudy with rain developing by noon, high in the upper 50s.
FRIDAY – OCT 30 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, cool, high only around 50.
HALLOWEEN – OCT 31 – Sunny and cool, high in the low 50s.
SUNDAY – NOV 1 – Sunny, high in the upper 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight for easterly winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 4-7 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Tuesday and Wednesday; advisories possible Thursday and Friday.
Weather history: Here is my post from October 26, 2012. Sandy is moving north after passing the Bahamas, the 5am track of the storm has it coming onshore in the Delmarva area but some of the computer models have it a little further north into Long Island. Regardless of where it comes ashore the storm will affect our area with strong damaging winds, torrential rain and coastal and inland flooding, this is a serious storm and people should start preparing for some extremely bad weather especially from Monday night into Tuesday.
Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!