Rain ending this morning followed by clearing and mild weather for this afternoon! Dry and cold on Wednesday! Plowable snow likely Thursday before mixing with and changing to rain before ending on Friday!


Good morning!

Rain is falling across the area early on this Tuesday morning with some freezing rain well to our north and west. Temperatures range from 34 in Clifton down to 30 at High Point. Winds are mainly from the northeast around 10 mph.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY 16TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 40 AVERAGE LOW: 24

RECORD HIGH: 60 – 1976 RECORD LOW: -1 – 2015

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 34 LOW: 29 PRECIPITATION: .02: ICE: TRACE

Low pressure that caused the overnight rain is moving offshore and the rain should end by around 9 a.m. followed by some clearing this afternoon. Temperatures will be milder with most highs reaching the 40s.

A cold front will cross the area tonight and colder Arctic air will be with us on Wednesday with highs just above freezing.

The next storm system will affect our area on Thursday which will give our area plowable snow during the day with the precipitation mixing with sleet late at night and change to rain before ending on Friday.

The upcoming weekend will likely be dry with below normal temperatures.

Another weather low pressure area will give us a chance of rain and snow on Monday.

It appears that the pattern will change next week with near or above normal temperatures.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – FEB 16 – Rain ending this morning then becoming partly sunny and milder this afternoon, high in the upper 40s.

TONIGHT – Becoming mostly clear and colder, low around 20.

WEDNESDAY – FEB 17 – Sunny and chilly, high in the low 30s.

THURSDAY – FEB 18 – Snow, high near 30. Snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain after midnight.

FRIDAY – FEB 19 – Mixed precipitation changing to rain before ending in the morning, high in the upper 30s. Possible total accumulations of snow 4-6 inches.

SATURDAY – FEB 20 – Partly sunny, high in the low 30s.

SUNDAY – FEB 21 – Sunny, high in the mid 30s.

MONDAY – FEB 22 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow, high in the low 40s.

MARINE FORECAST:

TODAY – South-southwest winds this morning becoming northwest this afternoon with gusts to 30 mph, seas 4-7 feet. A small craft advisory is in effect till 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected the rest of Wednesday; advisories expected Thursday through Saturday.

Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!

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