Mostly sunny, breezy and colder today! Mostly sunny and seasonably cold on Wednesday with less wind! Chance of showers on Thursday! Rain likely on New Year’s Day possibly beginning as sleet and freezing rain!


Good morning!

Skies are partly cloudy early on this Tuesday morning and temperatures range from the mid 30s in Clifton down to the upper 20s further inland, winds are light from the west.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR DECEMBER 29TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 38 AVERAGE LOW: 22

RECORD HIGH: 66 – 1984 RECORD LOW: 7 – 1987

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 53 LOW: 29 PRECIPITATION: TRACE

Today will be a mostly sunny day as high pressure builds into our area. Temperatures will only rise a bit from our early morning lows with highs in the upper 30s. Winds will become gusty which will make it feel colder.

With high pressure over us tonight temperatures will fall to near 20 by daybreak on Wednesday. Skies will be sunny on Wednesday with highs similar to today’s but with much less wind.

A rather big change with the forecast for New Year’s Eve as now we are only expecting a chance of showers with most of the day and night staying dry, temperatures will be milder.

New Year’s Day looks to be wet as a storm system developing along the Gulf states moves in our direction. The rain may start off as a mixture of sleet and freezing rain in the morning especially for the inland areas.

Rain is expected to end Saturday morning followed by clearing with mild temperatures.

Mainly dry with seasonably cold temperatures Sunday and Monday as high pressure builds into our area.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – DEC 29 – Sunny and breezy, high in the upper 30s.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low near 20.

WEDNESDAY – DEC 30 – Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny, high near 40.

THURSDAY – DEC 31 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain mainly in the morning, high in the upper 40s.

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Cloudy with rain likely possibly beginning as a mix or sleet and freezing rain, high in the low 40s.

SATURDAY – JAN 2 – Chance of morning showers then becoming partly sunny and mild, high in the mid 50s.

SUNDAY – JAN 3 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

MONDAY – JAN 4 – Moslty sunny, high in the mid 40s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. tonight for northwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-5 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected during the day on Wednesday; advisories expected for Wednesday night; advisories likely Thursday and Friday with some gale gusts Friday night; advisories still possible for Saturday.

Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!

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