Dry today and on Wednesday with near seasonable temperatures! Much milder on Thursday with rain developing heavy at times with strong winds at night! Showers ending and cooler on Christmas Day!


Good morning!

Skies are cloudy early on this Tuesday morning and temperatures are a little above normal with readings ranging from the mid 30s in Clifton down to the upper 20s further inland, winds are calm or light southwesterly.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR DECEMBER 22ND:

AVERAGE HIGH: 41 AVERAGE LOW: 24

RECORD HIGH: 69 – 2013 RECORD LOW: 0 – 1989

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 49 LOW: 34 PRECIPITATION: NONE

A weak trough will pass through the area today causing cloudy skies this morning and will be followed by clearing this afternoon and it will become a little breezy, highs will be near normal.

High pressure will be in control of our weather on Wednesday with sunny skies and again near normal temperatures.

As the high moves offshore on Thursday and strong southerly flow of very mild and moist air will move into our area and rain will likely develop by the afternoon becoming heavy at times at night. 1-2 inches of rainfall is expected along with winds gusting to 40 mph.

Showers may continue on Christmas morning as a strong cold front crosses the area. It will become much colder but now it looks like the precipitation will end before being able to change to snow.

Chilly and dry weather is expected for the weekend.

Another disturbance may effect our weather early next week.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – DEC 22 – Cloudy this morning then gradual clearing this afternoon, becoming breezy, highs in the low 40s.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the upper 20s.

WEDNESDAY – DEC 23 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.

THURSDAY – DEC 24 – Cloudy with rain likely developing in the afternoon becoming windy and quite mild, high in the mid 50s. Heavy rain likely and windy at night.

CHRISTMAS DAY – DEC 25 – Cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning then partly sunny in the afternoon, breezy and turning colder, early highs in the mid 40s.

SATURDAY – DEC 26 – Sunny, high in the low 30s.

SUNDAY – DEC 27 – Sunny, high in the upper 30s.

MONDAY – DEC 28 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 1 a.m. Wednesday morning for westerly winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-5 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories are expected during the day on Wednesday; advisories expected late Wednesday night through Thursday night with some gale gusts likely; advisories will continue on Friday with some gale gusts into early in the afternoon; small craft advisories still possible on Saturday.

Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!

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