Mainly cloudy and cooler today with rain this afternoon through this evening! Much warmer Thursday and Friday with a chance of showers Friday morning! Sunny and mild on Saturday! Cooler on Sunday with a good chance of rain!


Good morning everyone!

Skies are mostly cloudy early on this Wednesday morning and it is mild with readings at 5 a.m. ranging from 45 in Clifton down to 37 at Pequest, winds are mainly calm.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MARCH 24TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 51 AVERAGE LOW: 34

RECORD HIGH: 74 – 1988 RECORD LOW: 17 – 2014

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 64 LOW 39 PRECIPITATION: NONE

The nice stretch of dry weather will come to an end today as weak low pressure to our south and another stronger low pressure now over Iowa, will give us mainly cloudy skies with rain developing. The rain should begin around 4 p.m. and end around 10 p.m. with rainfall amounts about half of an inch.

Thursday will start off cloudy with some fog but become mostly sunny and warm as weak high pressure moves into the area. Temperatures should rise into the low 70s.

A frontal system will give us a chance of showers during Friday morning followed by clearing and becoming windy. With enough sunshine temperatures will rise well up into the 70s with a brisk westerly wind with gusts to 35 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday will be the best day of the upcoming weekend with high pressure in control. Temperatures will be lower but still above normal with highs mainly in the 60s.

Another low pressure will give our area a good chance of rain on Sunday with cooler temperatures.

Dry early next week with temperatures at or slightly below seasonable average.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – MAR 24 – Cloudy with showers developing around 4 p.m., high in the mid 50s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with showers ending around 10 p.m. low in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY – MAR 25 – Some fog in the early morning then becoming mostly sunny and milder, high in the low 70s.

FRIDAY – MAR 26 – Cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning then becoming mostly sunny, windy and warm with highs in the upper 70s, Wind gusts to 35 mph possible.

SATURDAY – MAR 27 – Sunny, high in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY – MAR 28 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high near 60.

MONDAY – MAR 29 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.

TUESDAY – MAR 30 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 50s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday morning, winds easterly around 15 knots, seas 4-5 feet.

OUTLOOK – Possible small craft advisories during the day on Thursday; advisories likely Thursday night thorough Friday night with some gales gusts possible; no advisories expected for Saturday.

Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!

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