Partly sunny, breezy and unseasonably cold today! Dry weather for the weekend with milder temperatures! Mainly dry next week with slightly above normal temperatures!


Good morning everyone!

Skies are partly cloudy early on this Friday morning and temperatures at 5 a.m. range from 30 in Clifton down to 20 at High Point, winds are still gusty out of the northwest.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR APRIL 2ND!

AVERAGE HIGH: 56 AVERAGE LOW: 37

RECORD HIGH: 70 – 2010 RECORD LOW: 26 – 2013

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 57 LOW: 36 PRECIPITATION: .14″

Note: On this date in 2018 we received 6.5 inches of snow!

Low pressure over the Canadian Maritimes and high pressure over the Midwest will cause a brisk northwest flow of unseasonably cold air, highs will only rise to the low 40s which is around 15 degrees below normal.

High pressure will continue to dominate our weather on the weekend with moderating temperatures. Saturday will be mostly sunny and not as cold as today with highs in the 50s. Milder on Easter Sunday despite more cloudiness.

Most of next week should be dry with temperatures slightly above normal, with the next chance of showers not until later in the week.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – APR 2 – Partly sunny, breezy and chilly, high only in the low 40s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy early then becoming clear, low in the upper 20s.

SATURDAY – APR 3 – Sunny and not as cold, high in the mid 50s.

EASTER SUNDAY – APR 4 – Mostly cloudy, high near 60.

MONDAY – APR 5 – Sunny, high in the low 60s.

TUESDAY – APR 6 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 60s.

WEDNESDAY – APR 7 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 60s.

THURSDAY – APR 8 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the low 60s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 2 p.m. this afternoon for northwest winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 3-5 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Saturday through Tuesday.

CLIFTON’S CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 2021!

This March was milder than normal with temperatures nearly 4 degrees above normal. Highest temperature was 81 on the 26th and the lowest was 19 degrees on the 2nd. Precipitation was below normal with 3.15″. From the 2nd to the 18th we had no measurable precipitation which was the longest dry period since 2015. After having record snowfall in February this month only had a trace of snow, it was the only the 8th time in the last 48 years that there was no measurable snowfall in March. This month also was quite windy with many days having gusts over 35 mph.

Have a nice day and hopefully staying healthy!

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