Colder and windy today with clearing skies! Bitterly cold and quite windy on Friday! Still very cold on Saturday with diminishing winds! Chance of a significant winter storm Sunday evening through Tuesday morning!


Good morning!

Skies are mostly cloudy early on this Thursday morning and temperatures range from the upper 20s in Clifton down to the upper teens further inland, winds are a little gusty out of the northwest.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JANUARY 28TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 37 AVERAGE LOW: 22

RECORD HIGH: 61 – 2002 RECORD LOW: -1 – 2005

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 38 LOW: 28 RECIPITATION: .01″ SNOWFALL: 0.2″

A strong storm well offshore will combine with high pressure to our west to give our area a brisk northwest flow of cold air. Winds will gust to 30 mph which will make it feel colder. Skies will be mostly cloudy this morning with clearing this afternoon.

The coldest air of this winter season will be with us Friday into Saturday. On Friday high temperatures will only be in the low to mid 20s and with winds gusting to 35 mph will drop wind chill values to below zero. Saturday will still be very cold but with diminishing winds.

A good chance of a significant winter storm Sunday evening into early Tuesday morning as a complex low pressure moves into the area. Still a question on the track and intensity of the storm and if any warm air will change any snow to rain along coastal areas.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JAN 28 – Mostly cloudy this morning then clearing by this afternoon, windy with gusts to 30 mph, highs in the low 30s.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear and windy, gusts to 32 mph, bitterly cold, low in the low teens.

FRIDAY – JAN 29 – Sunny and windy and bitterly cold, wind gusts to 37 mph, wind chills below zero, highs only in the mid 20s.

SATURDAY – JAN 30 – Sunny and very cold with diminishing winds, high near 30.

SUNDAY – JAN 31 – Mostly cloudy with a high near 30. Chance of snow at night.

MONDAY – FEB 1 – Cloudy with a chance of snow and rain, high in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY – FEB 2 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain, high in the mid 30s.

WEDNESDAY – FEB 3 – Sunny, high in the upper 30s.

MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday morning for northwest winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 4-7 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Saturday afternoon through the day on Sunday; advisories expected Sunday night into Monday with some gales possible.

Have a nice day and stay warm, safe and healthy!

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