Skies are partly to mostly cloudy early on this Monday morning and temperatures at 5 a.m. range from 43 degrees in Clifton to 35 at High Point. Winds are gusty out of the northwest.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MARCH 29TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 54 AVERAGE LOW: 35
RECORD HIGH: 83 – 1985 RECORD LOW: 22 – 2015
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 62 LOW: 48 PRECIPITATION: .59″
The storm that gave us the rain and some strong winds yesterday has moved to eastern Canada while high pressure builds from the Midwest. The pressure gradient between these systems will give us a strong northwest flow of cooler air with some wind gusts to 45 mph; a wind advisory is in effect. March is normally a windy month but this year it has been especially brisk. Winds will considerable lower after sunset.
Tuesday may be the nicest day of this week with plenty of sunshine, milder temperatures and much less wind than today.
Another in a series of low pressure systems will give us rain Wednesday tapering off to showers on Thursday and as colder air moves into the area some of the showers will be mixed with snow, especially over the higher terrain of extreme northwest New Jersey.
Friday looks to be unseasonably cold and quite windy with highs only in the low 40s and morning lows in the 20s.
At this point Easter weekend looks to be dry with near or slightly below normal temperatures on Saturday and near or slightly above normal temperatures on Easter Sunday.
TODAY – MAR 29 – Sunny and windy, high in the mid 50s, winds gusting to 45 mph, a wind advisory is in effect.
TONIGHT – Clear with diminishing winds after sunset, low in the low 30s.
TUESDAY – MAR 30 – Sunny and milder, high in the low 60s.
WEDNESDAY – MAR 31 – Rain developing, high in the mid 60s.
THURSDAY – APR 1 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, cooler and becoming breezy, high in the upper 40s.
FRIDAY – APR 2 – Mostly sunny, windy and chilly, high only in the low 40s.
SATURDAY – APR 3 – Mostly sunny and milder, high in the mid 50s.
EASTER SUNDAY – APR 4 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon for westerly winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 4-7 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected later tonight through the day on Wednesday; advisories expected Wednesday night through Friday with possible gales on Thursday.
Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!