Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly cloudy to cloudy early on this Friday morning and it is rather mild with temperatures at 5 a.m. ranging from 38 in Clifton down to 22 at Walpack. Winds are a little gusty out of the north.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JANUARY 14TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 36 AVERAGE LOW: 21
RECORD HIGH: 67 – 2005 RECORD LOW: -1 – 1988
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 46 LOW: 29 PRECIPITATION: NONE
We will be between two systems today, first is a strong low pressure well off the coast and an Arctic cold front approaching from the west. We will have some clouds this morning but should see mostly sunny skies this afternoon. The Arctic front will cross the area toward sunset followed by a brisk northerly flow of much colder air. Low temperature Saturday morning will fall to near 10 degrees.
Saturday will be a mostly sunny but very cold day, winds will diminish slightly from today.
The storm that we have been following will develop over the southeast states and move into our area by Sunday night. We should see an increase in clouds during the day Sunday with snow and sleet developing at night and may accumulate 2-4 inches before changing to rain by sunrise. Rain in the morning should taper off to showers in the afternoon.
Dry weather is expected Tuesday through Thursday with near seasonable temperatures.
TODAY – JAN 14 – Cloudy early then becoming mostly sunny and windy, high in the low 40s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, windy and much colder, low falling to near 10 degrees.
SATURDAY – JAN 15 – Mostly sunny, breezy and very cold, high in the low 20s.
SUNDAY – JAN 16 – Increasing cloudiness, high in the low 30s. Snow and sleet at night changing to rain before dawn. Snow accumulations of 2-4 inches possible.
M.L.KING DAY – JAN 17 – Rain likely before 1 p.m. with a chance of showers in the afternoon, high near 40.
TUESDAY – JAN 18 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
WEDNESDAY – JAN 19 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.
THURSDAY – JAN 20 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday morning for northerly winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 5-8 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected through Saturday night; no advisories expected through early Sunday afternoon; storm force gusts possible Sunday night; gale force winds expected to continue on Monday; small craft advisories expected on Tuesday; advisories still possible on Wednesday.
Have a nice day and stay safe!