Good morning everyone!
Skies are cloudy early on this Thursday morning and temperatures at 5 a.m. range from 42 degrees in Clifton down to 37 at High point, winds are mainly calm.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MARCH 18TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 49 AVERAGE LOW: 32
RECORD HIGH: 77 – 2011 RECORD LOW: 9 – 1993
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 46 LOW 32 PRECIPITATION: NONE
After 17 days without any measurable precipitation, today we will get some well needed rainfall as a low pressure system to our southwest moves into our area. Rain should begin between 9-10 a.m. becoming moderate to heavy at times this afternoon and tonight and possibly changing to snow before ending mainly before daybreak on Friday. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are likely. Snow accumulations should be 1-2 inches of higher terrain of northwest New Jersey and only a trace in the Clifton area.
We should see some sunshine by Friday afternoon but it will be cold and windy with gusts to 30 mph. Friday should be the coldest day for the rest of this month.
Dry with moderating temperatures over the weekend. After a cold start Saturday morning temperatures will rise to the low 50s on Saturday and then in the upper 50s on Sunday with plenty of sunshine both days.
Very pleasant spring weather is expected much of next week with mainly dry conditions, light winds and mild temperatures with highs each day near 60 degrees.
TODAY – MAR 18 – Rain developing mainly after 9 a.m., high in the upper 40s.
TONIGHT – Rain possibly mixing with snow after midnight, becoming windy, low in the low 30s.
FRIDAY – MAR 19 – Chance of snow before 8 a.m. then becoming mostly sunny, windy and cold, high in the low 40s, winds gusting to 30 mph.
SATURDAY – MAR 20 – Sunny, high in the low 50s.
SUNDAY – MAR 21 – Sunny, high in the upper 50s.
MONDAY – MAR 22 – Sunny, high in the upper 50s.
TUESDAY – MAR 23 – Sunny, high near 60.
WEDNESDAY – MAR 24 – Partly sunny, high near 60.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Easterly winds to 10 knots, seas 2-3 feet.
OUTLOOK – A gale warning has been issued effective between 1 a.m. Friday morning until 6 a.m. Saturday morning; small craft advisories expected the rest of Saturday; possible small craft conditions continuing for high seas Saturday night through Monday.
Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!