Clearing and milder today with light winds! Significant rain expected Thursday afternoon that may change to snow before ending Friday morning! Dry weekend with moderating temperatures! Quite mild much of next week!


Good morning everyone!

Skies are cloudy early on this Wednesday morning and temperatures at 5 a.m. range from 32 degrees in Clifton down to 26 at High Point. Winds are mainly calm or light northerly.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MARCH 17TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 49 AVERAGE LOW: 32

RECORD HIGH: 71 – 1990 RECORD LOW: 17 – 1994

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 34 LOW: 26 PRECIPITATION: TRACE SNOW: TRACE

The low pressure that gave our area some flurries and sprinkles yesterday is moving offshore and weak high pressure will cause clearing, along with milder temperatures with highs near 50, which is near seasonable for this time of year.

Our first significant precipitation in over two weeks is expected with rain developing by Thursday afternoon and possibly ending briefly as snow Friday morning. No accumulation is expected here but the higher elevations of northwest New Jersey may pick up an inch or so. Total rainfall will be around 1 1/2 inches.

Dry weather for the weekend, temperatures will be slightly below normal on Saturday and slightly above normal on Sunday.

Mainly dry and mild spring weather most of next week with highs each day averaging near 60.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – MAR 17 – Becoming partly sunny and not as cold, high near 50.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low in the low 40s.

THURSDAY – MAR 18 – Cloudy with rain developing by the afternoon and continuing at night, high in the low 50s.

FRIDAY – MAR 19 – Mostly cloudy with rain possibly changing to snow before ending in the morning, breezy, high in the low 40s.

SATURDAY – MAR 20 – Sunny, high in the upper 40s.

SUNDAY – MAR 21 – Sunny, high in the upper 50s.

MONDAY – MAR 22 – Sunny, high near 60.

TUESDAY – MAR 23 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – East-northeast wind to 10 knots, seas 1 foot.

OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected Thursday: gales likely late Thursday night through Friday morning; small craft advisories expected to continue Friday afternoon through Saturday; no advisories expected on Sunday.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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