Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly clear early on this Wednesday morning and temperatures at 5 a.m. range from 51 in Clifton down to 38 at High Point, winds are calm or light southerly.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR APRIL 21ST:
AVERAGE HIGH: 63 AVERAGE LOW: 44
RECORD HIGH: 84 – 1985 RECORD LOW: 30 – 1981
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 75 LOW: 48 PRECIPITATION: NONE
A strong cold front is expected to move through the area this afternoon with showers and possibly some strong thunderstorms, the best chance of the storms will be between 3-4 p.m., some strong gusty winds are possible. Much colder air will follow the front and temperatures will plummet tonight with readings falling to the 30s by tomorrow morning. Winds will continue to be gusty out of the west.
Thursday will feel more like mid March rather than late April with highs only in the low 50s and it will feel colder with winds gusting to 35 mph at times.
Friday will start off chilly but milder air will move into the area by the afternoon along with mostly sunny skies. Winds will still be brisk but not as strong as on Thursday.
Most of Saturday will be dry and mild but another low pressure area will likely give us rain Saturday night into Sunday morning!
Looking ahead to next week it looks like it will be mainly dry with a warming trend.
TODAY – APR 21 – Showers and thunderstorms mainly between 3-4 p.m., breezy, high in the upper 60s.
TONIGHT – Becoming mostly clear, windy and colder, low in the mid 30s.
THURSDAY – APR 22 – Mostly sunny, windy and chilly, high in the low 50s.
FRIDAY – APR 23 – Sunny and milder, high in the mid 60s.
SATURDAY – APR 24 – Increasing cloudiness, high in the upper 60s, rain likely at night.
SUNDAY – APR 25 – Mostly cloudy with rain likely mainly in the morning, high in the low 60s.
MONDAY – APR 26 – Sunny, high in the mid 60s.
TUESDAY – APR 27 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 70s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect for southerly winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-6 feet.
OUTLOOK: A gale warning has been posted effective between 6 p.m. this evening until 6 p.m. Thursday evening; small craft advisories likely during the day on Friday; no advisories expected Friday night through the day on Saturday; advisories likely Saturday night through Sunday with possible gales.
Have a good day and stay safe and healthy!