Mostly cloudy this morning then gradual clearing and mild today! Wind advisory for late tonight into early Saturday morning! Mainly dry and cooler weather for the weekend! Colder early next week!


Good morning everyone!

Skies are mostly cloudy to cloudy early on this Friday morning and it is unseasonably mild with temperatures at 5 a.m. ranging from 60 in Clifton down to 45 at Walpack. There are some sprinkles falling in parts of our area. Winds are light mainly from the southwest.

Clifton’s Almanac for March 12th:

Average High: 47 Average Low: 30

Record High: 73 – 2012 Record Low: 9 – 1984

Yesterday’s High: 73 (Record) Low: 43 Precipitation: None

A weak cold front will cross the area this morning accompained by some clouds and sprinkles. Gradual clearing is expected and it still will be mild but not as warm as yesterday’s record high with temperatures mainly in the 60s.

A strong cold front will cross the area tonight with no precipitation but northwest winds could gust to 47 mph and a wind advisory is in effect for late tonight into early Saturday morning.

The weekend will be dry but cooler, temperatures will be near normal on Saturday and a little above normal on Sunday.

Colder air will move in for early next week. Lows Monday morning will be well down into the 20s and only reach to around 40 during the day.

Tuesday will still be chilly and a weak low pressure will give us a chance of rain that may be mixed with snow in the morning.

After a chance of showers Wednesday morning we should be dry the rest of the day into Thursday with moderating temperatures.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – MAR 12 – Mostly cloudy this morning then gradual clearing this afternoon, high in the upper 60s.

TONIGHT – Clear and becoming windy with gusts to 47 mph possible, low in the mid 30s.

SATURDAY – MAR 13 – Sunny, high near 50.

SUNDAY – MAR 14 – Sunny and becoming breezy in the afternoon, high in the low 50s.

MONDAY – MAR 15 – Mostly sunny and colder, high in the low 40s.

TUESDAY – MAR 16 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain possibly mixed with snow in the morning, high in the low 40s.

WEDNESDAY – MAR 17 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning then becoming partly sunny, high in the low 50s.

THURSDAY – MAR 18 – Partly sunny, high in the low 50s.

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

OUTLOOK – Advisories likely late tonight with some gale gusts likely into Saturday morning; no advisories expected Saturday afternoon through the day on Sunday; advisories possible Sunday night through Monday morning; no advisories expected Monday afternoon through Tuesday.

Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!

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