Mostly cloudy and mild today with a chance of light rain showers this morning! Mild and dry on Sunday! Possible snow or rain on Monday! Possibilities of a major snowstorm increasing for Wednesday!


Skies are partly to mostly cloudy early on this Saturday morning and temperatures range from the upper 30s in Clifton down to the low 20s further inland, winds are mainly calm.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR DECEMBER 12TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 45 AVERAGE LOW: 27

RECORD HIGH: 65 – 2015 RECORD LOW: -1 – 1988

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 55 LOW: 30 PRECIPITATION: NONE

Note: 60 years ago today our area received nearly two feet of snow, it is the earliest snowstorm I remember, I especially liked the three days off from school.

A weak warm front moving through the area today will cause mainly cloudy skies with a chance of light rain showers mainly occurring late this morning. Despite the clouds temperatures will once again rise into the 50s.

A weak cold front will cross the area on Sunday but with no precipitation so the day will be partly sunny and quite mild with highs near 60.

Colder on Monday and with a low pressure expected now to move further north than was indicated yesterday which will cause some light rain or snow mainly falling in the morning.

Tuesday will be dry and seasonably cold.

Prospects for a heavy snow event is becoming more likely mainly from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning as a coastal storm is expected to move just off our coast. At this time snowfall amounts of over 6 inches are likely along with windy conditions and possibly some coastal flooding.

Mainly dry and cold Thursday afternoon through Friday.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – DEC 12 – Cloudy with a chance of showers mainly from 9 a.m. till noon, high in the mid 50s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low in the mid 40s.

SUNDAY – DEC 13 – Partly sunny, high near 60.

MONDAY – DEC 14 – Cloudy with a chance of rain or snow in the morning then becoming mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.

TUESDAY -DEC 15 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.

WEDNESDAY – DEC 16 – Cloudy with snow likely developing in the afternoon and continue possibly heavy at times through Wednesday night, high in the low 30s.

THURSDAY – DEC 17 – Snow ending in the morning then becoming mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.

FRIDAY – DEC 18 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.

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

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected for Sunday; advisories expected Monday afternoon and at night; no advisories expected for Tuesday; advisories expected on Wednesday with gales possible.

Have a nice weekend and stay safe and healthy!

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