Good morning everyone!
Skies are cloudy early on this Saturday morning and there is some light rain or drizzle falling over parts of the area. Temperatures are averaging about 10 degrees cooler than this time yesterday with readings at 5 a.m. ranging from 59 in Clifton down to 53 at High Point. Winds are a little brisk out of the northeast.
CLIFTON ALMANAC FOR JULY 3!
NORMAL HIGH 84 NORMAL LOW 64
RECORD HIGH: 95 – 2018 RECORD LOW: 51 – 2001
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 80 LOW: 61 PRECIPITATION: .63″
A weak trough will give us a cloudy day today with some showers. It will be unseasonably cool with highs only in the 60s. Not a good start for the holiday weekend but better than the Memorial Day holiday weekend when highs were only in the 40s.
The trough will move offshore on Sunday and we should see more sunshine and milder temperatures but there will still be a chance of mainly afternoon and evening showers or thunderstorms.
Monday will have the best weather of the holiday weekend with plenty of sunshine and seasonably mild temperatures.
The Bermuda high pressure will then dominate our weather for Tuesday and Wednesday giving our area a southwest flow of hot and humid air. Tuesday should be dry but there will be a chance of showers or thunderstorms on Wednesday.
The end of the week will be cooler and we have to watch for some moisture from a cold front approaching from the west along with some effects from the remnants of Hurricane Elsa.
TODAY – JULY 3 – Cloudy and quite cool with showers likely, high only in the mid 60s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with showers likely mainly in the evening, low in the upper 50s.
INDEPENDENCE DAY – JULY 4 – Partly sunny and not as cool, high in the upper 70s.
MONDAY – JULY 5 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 80s.
TUESDAY – JULY 6 – Sunny and very hot and humid, high in the mid 90s.
WEDNESDAY – JULY 7 – Partly sunny and hot with a chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, humid, high in the low 90s.
THURSDAY – JULY 8 – Partly sunny and cooler with a chance of showers, high in the low 80s.
FRIDAY – JULY 9 – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the low 80s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory has been posted effective between noon today till midnight for northerly winds to 20 knots, seas 4-5 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Sunday through Wednesday.
Despite the weather have a safe and healthy holiday weekend!