Good morning everyone!
Skies are cloudy early on this Wednesday morning and there is some lingering rain over parts of the area. Temperatures at 5 a.m. range from 55 in Clifton down to 49 at High Point and winds are brisk out of the north.
CLIFTON’S WEATHER SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 27TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 60 AVERAGE LOW: 41
RECORD HIGH: 75 – 2010 RECORD LOW: 28 – 1990
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 60 LOW: 53 PRECIPITATION: 4.75″ STORM TOTAL: 6.04″
Light rain should end by dawn this morning as the nor-easter moves further offshore and we should see some sunshine by this afternoon, winds will be brisk out of the north gusting to 35 mph. Temperatures will be a couple of degrees above normal.
Thursday will be a quiet weather day with plenty of sunshine and temperatures again will be slightly above normal with less wind than today.
Another storm system will give us more rain mainly from Friday evening through Saturday night with rainfall amounts less than this past storm with 1-2 inches possible.
Halloween looks quite pleasant as high pressure builds into the area giving our area mostly clear skies with seasonably mild temperatures.
Dry weather will continue through early next week and temperatures still slightly above normal.
TODAY – OCT 27 – Becoming partly sunny and windy, high in the low 60s, wind gusts to 35 mph possible.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly clear, low in the mid 40s.
THURSDAY – OCT 28 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.
FRIDAY – OCT 29 – Mostly cloudy with rain developing mainly after 2 p.m. high near 60.
SATURDAY – OCT 30 – Cloudy with rain likely, high in the mid 60s.
HALLOWEEN – OCT 31 – Mostly cloudy early then partly sunny, high in the mid 60s.
MONDAY – NOV 1 – Sunny, high in the mid 60s.
TUESDAY – NOV 2 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 6 p.m. this evening for north-northwest winds gusting to 45 knots seas 7-10 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected Thursday through Saturday; no advisories expected for Sunday.
My forecast blog from October 27, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy approaches our area: This weekend is the time to prepare for possibly one of the worst storms in our lifetime. Today we may see a break of sunshine with mild temperatures, clouds will increase tonight along with a chance of light showers that will extend into Sunday. Winds and rain will gradually increase Sunday night. At 5am Sandy was downgraded to a tropical storm but don’t let that fool you this tropical storm combining with strong cold front approaching from the west will give us a extremely intense storm as it comes onshore, landfall right now is forecast to be on the New Jersey coast early on Tuesday morning. The strongest winds and heaviest rain will be from Monday morning till Tuesday midday. Hurricane force wind gust to 80 mph will be common over a large area causing widespread power outages . Torrential rains of up to 8 inches are possible, there is a chance that inland flooding will not be as severe as during Hurricane Irene due to the rather dry summer that we have had. Rain and wind will slowly diminish later on Tuesday. Still a chance of showers on Wednesday with some gusty winds but well below damaging levels. The rest of the week will be dry and cool.. This weekend is time to prepare for this unprecedented storm..
Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!