Skies are cloudy early on this Saturday morning and there is some drizzle still falling over the area, temperatures range from the mid 30s in Clifton to around 30 further inland, winds are calm or light northerly.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JANUARY 2ND:
AVERAGE HIGH: 37 AVERAGE LOW: 22
RECORD HIGH: 59 – 1979 RECORD LOW: 6 – 1999
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 37 LOW: 29 PRECIPITATION: .63″
The low pressure that gave us the rain yesterday and overnight is moving away and high pressure will build over the area. Drizzle should end by daybreak and we should see some clearing by this afternoon. It will be mild with highs in the low 50s but winds gusting to 25 mph will make it feel cooler.
Another low pressure will be developing off our coast on Sunday and we should see precipitation move into our area around noon and end around midnight. Mainly rain will fall mixed with snow at times, some minor accumulations are possible mainly across higher elevations to our north and west.
Mainly dry weather the rest of next week with temperatures slightly above normal.
TODAY – JAN 2 – Becoming partly sunny and breezy, high in the low 50s.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, low in the upper 20s.
SUNDAY – JAN 3 – Cloudy with rain and snow developing around noon and continuing into midnight, possible accumulations of snow less than an inch, high in the upper 30s.
MONDAY – JAN 4 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
TUESDAY – JAN 5 – Mostly cloudy, high in the low 40s.
WEDNESDAY – JAN 6 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
THURSDAY – JAN 7 – Sunny, high in the low 40s.
FRIDAY – JAN 8 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight for westerly winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-5 feet.
OUTLOOK – Advisories possible Sunday and Monday; no advisories expected for Tuesday; advisories again possible on Wednesday.
CLIFTON’S CLIMATE SUMMARY:
December 2020 – Temperatures averaged 2 degrees above normal. Highest temperature 60 degrees on the 13th, lowest 15 degrees on the 19th. Precipitation was slightly above normal with 4.49″. Snowfall was above normal with 8 inches accumulation with 7.8″ falling on the 15th into the 16th.
2020 – CLIMATE SUMMARY: Temperatures averaged 3.85 degrees above normal which tied 2016 for the warmest year in my 48 years of record keeping; Precipitation was above normal with 55.03″; snowfall was much below normal with only 11.6″ of accumulations.
Have a continued nice holiday weekend and stay safe and healthy!