Mostly sunny and much colder today! Winter storm watch in effect for Thursday into Friday with possible accumulations of 5-9 inches! Cold and dry over the weekend!


Good morning!

Mostly clear skies early on this Wednesday morning and tempertures at 5 a.m. range from 23 in Clifton down to 14 degrees at High Point. Winds are a little gusty out of the northwest.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY 17TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 40 AVERAGE LOW: 25

RECORD HIGH: 67 – 1976 RECORD LOW: -1 – 1979

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 54 LOW: 32 PRECIPITATION: .80″ ICE: TRACE

After a quick preview of spring with highs in the 50s yesterday today will be much colder with high temperatures struggling to reach the freezing mark despite plenty of sunshine. Northwest wind will be gusty this morning but diminish in the afternoon.

Another snowstorm is expected for Thursday into at least Friday morning as low pressure develops off the Carolina coast and moves northeast. Snow should develop by daybreak on Thursday and continue into Friday morning possibly mixed with sleet at times, especially Thursday night into Friday morning. Accumulations will average around 5-9 inches across the area.

The weekend should be dry and chilly with highs in the 30s both days.

Another low pressure will give us a chance of snow or rain on Monday with the precipitation type depending on the track of the storm.

Dry and a little milder on Tuesday.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – FEB 17 – Sunny, high in the low 30s.

TONIGHT – Increasing clouds, low in the low 20s.

THURSDAY – FEB 18 – Snow developing around daybreak and continuing throughout the day, high near 30. Snow may be mixed with sleet at night.

FRIDAY – FEB 19 – Cloudy with snow mainly in the morning possibly mixed with sleet, high in the mid 30s.

SATURDAY – FEB 20 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.

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

MONDAY – FEB 22 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain, high near 40.

TUESDAY – FEB 23 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until noon today for northwest winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 4-6 feet.

OUTLOOK – Small craft advisory expected Thursday through Saturday night; no advisories expected for Sunday.

Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!

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