Skies are partly cloudy early on this Saturday morning and temperatures are around 35 degrees colder than this time yesterday, but actually normal for this time of year with readings ranging from the low 20s in Clifton down to the mid teens further inland, winds are a little brisk out of the west.
CLIFTON’S SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 26TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 40 AVERAGE LOW: 22
RECORD HIGH: 63 – 1982 RECORD LOW: 1 – 1983
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 59 LOW: 26 PRECIPITATION: 1.10″ STORM TOTAL: 1.82″
The storm that gave us the rain has moved into eastern Canada as high pressure builds from the south and west giving our area a brisk westerly flow of cold air. Despite plenty of sunshine it will be chilly with highs only reaching to near freezing and with winds 10-15 mph will cause wind chills in the 20s.
More sunshine on Sunday and it will be slightly milder than today with less wind as the high pressure moves closer to our area.
Monday will be milder but a cold front is expected to cross the area Monday afternoon or evening and at this time no precipitation is expected with the front.
Dry weather should continue Tuesday and Wednesday with seasonably cold temperatures.
A strong frontal system is expected to move through the area Thursday into New Year’s Day with possibly another round of heavy rain and strong winds along with quite mild temperatures.
TODAY – DEC 26 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 30s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the low 20s.
SUNDAY – DEC 27 – Sunny, high near 40.
MONDAY – DEC 28 – Mostly cloudy, high near 50.
TUESDAY – DEC 29 – Sunny, high in the mid 30s.
WEDNESDAY – DEC 30 – Mostly sunny, high near 40.
THURSDAY – DEC 31 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the mid 50s.
NEW YEAR’S DAY – Mostly cloudy with showers likely, high in the low 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday morning for westerly winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 6-9 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Sunday and Monday; advisories likely during the day on Tuesday; no advisories expected Tuesday night through Wednesday.
Have a nice weekend and stay safe and healthy!