Mostly cloudy with near seasonable temperatures today and on Wednesday! Heavy rain likely Thursday afternoon through Friday! Dry and chilly weather for Halloween!


Good morning!

Skies are cloudy and again there is some fog in some parts of the area, temperatures range from the mid 50s in Clifton down to the mid 40s further inland, winds are calm or light westerly.

CLIFTON’S WEATHER SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 27TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 60 AVERAGE LOW: 41

RECORD HIGH: 75 – 2010 RECORD LOW: 28 – 1990

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 55 LOW: 45 PRECIPITATION: .11″

A cold front is passing through the area this morning and we will have drier air moving in today with near seasonable temperatures. Skies will continue to be mostly cloudy.

A weak disturbance will give us a slight chance of a shower Wednesday morning but most areas will remain dry. Skies will start off cloudy but become mostly sunny in the afternoon with again near seasonable temperatures.

The remains of Hurricane Zeta along with a larger low pressure will cause rain mainly from Thursday afternoon through the day on Friday. Rainfall amounts of near 2 – 2.50″ are expected. Cooler air moving in on Friday may cause the rain to mix or change to snow across the higher terrain of northwest New Jersey before ending Friday evening.

The coolest air of the season is likely on Halloween, early morning lows may drop into the upper 20s with daytime highs only in the 40s, however it will be dry.

A weak cold front may touch off a shower Sunday afternoon and evening followed by dry and cool weather for Monday.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – OCT 27 – Mostly cloudy, high near 60.

TONIGHT – Cloudy, low in the upper 40s.

WEDNESDAY – OCT 28 – Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny, high near 60.

THURSDAY – OCT 29 – Cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning then rain likely in the afternoon and night heavy at times, high in the mid 50s.

FRIDAY – OCT 30 – Rain, high in the upper 40s.

HALLOWEEN – OCT 31 – Sunny, high in the upper 40s.

SUNDAY – NOV 1 – Partly sunny with a chance of an afternoon shower, high in the upper 50s.

MONDAY – NOV 2 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Northerly winds to 10 knots, seas 2 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Wednesday through the day on Thursday; advisories likely Thursday night through Friday night with some gale gusts possible; advisories expected to continue for high seas on Saturday.

My forecast blog from October 27, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy approaches our area: This weekend is the time to prepare for possibly one of the worst storms in our lifetime. Today we may see a break of sunshine with mild temperatures, clouds will increase tonight along with a chance of light showers that will extend into Sunday. Winds and rain will gradually increase Sunday night. At 5am Sandy was downgraded to a tropical storm but don’t let that fool you this tropical storm combining with strong cold front approaching from the west will give us a extremely intense storm as it comes onshore, landfall right now is forecast to be on the New Jersey coast early on Tuesday morning. The strongest winds and heaviest rain will be from Monday morning till Tuesday midday. Hurricane force wind gust to 80 mph will be common over a large area causing widespread power outages . Torrential rains of up to 8 inches are possible, there is a chance that inland flooding will not be as severe as during Hurricane Irene due to the rather dry summer that we have had. Rain and wind will slowly diminish later on Tuesday. Still a chance of showers on Wednesday with some gusty winds but well below damaging levels. The rest of the week will be dry and cool.. This weekend is time to prepare for this unprecedented storm..

Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!

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