Good morning everyone!
Skies are cloudy early on this last day of 2021 and there is some fog in most of the area with some drizzle. Temperatures continue to be unseasonably warm with readings at 5 a.m. ranging from 47 in Clifton down to 44 at Walpack, these readings are nearly 25 degrees above normal. Winds are mainly calm.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR DECEMBER 31ST:
AVERAGE HIGH: 38 AVERAGE LOW: 21
RECORD HIGH: 58 – 1992 RECORD LOW: 6 – 2017
YESTERDAY’S HIGH; 47 LOW: 41 PRECIPITATION: .04″
Today will be a dry day and it will continue to be mild with highs in the 50s. Skies will be mainly cloudy but we may see some breaks in the clouds to give us some partial sunshine this afternoon. The temperature at midnight is expected to be near 48 degrees with cloudy skies.
A frontal system will give us rain on Saturday but temperatures will continue to be unseasonably mild.
A lower chance of showers on Sunday, again it will be unseasonably mild, but a cold front will cross the area in the afternoon. Temperatures in the 50s will fall to near freezing by midnight on Sunday.
Monday will be much colder and breezy with lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s which is near normal, but will feel frigid compared to the very mild air that we have had the last few days.
Mainly dry weather the rest of next week with a slow moderation in temperatures.
TODAY – DEC 31 – Mostly cloudy, high in the mid 50s.
TONIGHT – Cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight, low in the upper 40s.
NEW YEAR’S DAY – JAN 1 – Rain, high in the upper 50s.
SUNDAY – JAN 2– Cloudy with a chance of mainly afternoon showers, highs in the upper 50s
MONDAY – JAN 3 – Sunny, breezy and much colder, high in the mid 30s.
TUESDAY – JAN 4 – Sunny, high near 40.
WEDNESDAY – JAN 5 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
THURSDAY – JAN 6 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Light and variable winds, seas less than 1 foot.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected during the day on Saturday; advisories expected Saturday night through the day on Monday; no advisories expected Monday night through Tuesday.
Have a safe and healthy New Year’s Eve!