Good morning everyone!
Skies are clear early on this Monday morning and it is quite cold and windy, tempertures at 5 a.m. ranged from 23 degrees in Clifton down to 15 degrees at High Point. Winds are gusting to 30-35 mph making it feel even colder.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MARCH 15TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 48 AVERAGE LOW: 32
RECORD HIGH: 77 – 1990 RECORD LOW: 7 – 1993
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 53 LOW: 30 PRECIPITATION: NONE
A strong Arctic high pressure over the Great Lakes will build closer to our area today providing cold air, winds will gust to near 30 mph this morning and slowly diminish this afternoon. Despite plenty of sunshine high temperatures will struggle to reach the 40 degree mark. Also with the winds and very dry air a red flag warning continues in effect for the risk of brush fires, so watch your butts.
Tuesday will be chilly again with increasing cloudiness as a weak area of low pressure approaches our area. Some sprinkles or flurries are possible Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. During the day on Wednesday we will continue to have mostly cloudy skies but with milder temperatures.
A somewhat strong low pressure area on Thursday will give us a chance of rain that may end as snow Friday morning.
At this point the weekend looks to be dry, temperatures slightly below normal on Saturday and near normal on Sunday.
Looking further ahead next week looks to be rather mild with highs each day averaging near 60.
TODAY – MAR 15 – Sunny, breezy and cold today, high near 40.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the low 20s.
TUESDAY – MAR 16 – Increasing clouds, high near 40. Chance of sprinkles or flurries at night.
WEDNESDAY – MAR 17 – Chance of early morning flurries or sprinkles then remaining mostly cloudy, high near 50.
THURSDAY – MAR 18 – Cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon and night, high in the low 50s.
FRIDAY – MAR 19 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow in the morning, high in the low 40s.
SATURDAY – MAR 20 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
SUNDAY – MAR 21 – Sunny, high in the low 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory will be in effect for northwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 4-6 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected tonight through Wednesday night; advisories likely Thursday and Friday with some gale gusts possible Thursday night into Friday morning.
Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!