Becoming mostly sunny and mild after some morning showers! Rain Thursday into Friday possibly mixing with snow at the higher elevations before ending! Chilly and dry weather for Halloween!


Good morning!

Skies are cloudy early on this Wednesday morning and there is some light rain falling in parts of the area. Temperatures range from near 50 in Clifton down to near 40 inland, winds are mainly calm.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR OCTOBER 28TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 59 AVERAGE LOW: 41

RECORD HIGH: 77 – 1984 RECORD LOW: 28 – 1976

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 61 LOW: 52 PRECIPITATION: TRACE

A weak disturbance will be moving through the area this morning giving us a chance of light rain that should end by 10 a.m. and then followed by mostly sunny skies with mild temperatures.

Low pressure will move into our area on Thursday along with some remnents of Hurricane Zeta that will be hitting the Louisiana area again later today. Rain should move into our area Thursday morning and then become heavy at times Thursday afternoon and continue into Friday. Colder air moving in behind the low pressure may cause the rain to mix with snow across higher elevations of northwest New Jersey before ending Friday afternoon.

Halloween will be chilly but dry.

Milder on Sunday but a weak cold front may cause showers in the afternoon and evening.

Chilly and dry weather early next week.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – OCT 28 – Cloudy with light rain likely this morning then becoming mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy, low in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY – OCT 29 – Rain, high in the low 50s.

FRIDAY – OCT 30 – Mostly cloudy with rain mainly in the morning, chilly with highs only on the mid 40s.

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

SUNDAY – NOV 1 – Partly sunny and not as cool with a chance of afternoon and evening light rain, high near 60.

MONDAY – NOV 2 – Sunny, high in the upper 40s.

ELECTION DAY – NOV 3 – Sunny, high in the low 50s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southwest winds to 10 knots, seas 1 foot.

OUTLOOK – Gale watch has been issued effective between 8 p.m. Thursday evening until 2 p.m. Friday afternoon; advisories likely to continued Friday evening through Saturday for high seas; possible advisories again on Sunday.

My blog entry for October 28, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy approaches our area: One more day to prepare for one of the worst storms to ever hit this area! This morning Sandy was located about 250 miles to the South-southeast of Cape Hatteras North Carolina moving northward. During the day today the winds will pick up from the northeast but there will be little of no rainfall, gusts can reach 35 MPH by this evening. Heavy rain and with strong damaging winds will begin by mid-morning on Monday, gusts to 55 MPH. Monday night will be the worst part of the storm with gusts possibly as high as 80 MPH with very heavy rain. Sandy is expected to come ashore near Sandy Hook around 10PM Monday night, damaging winds and very heavy rain will persist into Tuesday morning before slowly diminishing on Tuesday afternoon. Please take this storm very seriously, power may be out for several days, coastal flooding is even a bigger concern as the storm surge along the coast will be nearly 8 feet, this kind of surge will devastate our coastal areas, New York City subways may be shut down for one to two weeks. I would just add if people are told to evacuate along our coast as well as coastal areas of New York City should leave, this is much more serious than Irene was last year.. Rainfall of 2-6″ is expected, and with the area having a rather dry summer inland flooding should not be as bad as with Irene. Rain and winds will taper off Tuesday evening with wind gusts down to 40 MPH. Wednesday will be breezy with rain showers and cooler temperatures. Cool and dry the end of next week..

Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!

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