Good morning everyone!
Skies are partly cloudy early on this Friday morning and it is quite chilly with temperatures at 5 a.m. ranging from 12 in Clifton down to 4 at High Point. Winds are a little brisk out of the north.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JANUARY 21ST:
AVERAGE HIGH: 36 AVERAGE LOW: 21
RECORD HIGH: 61 – 2006 RECORD LOW: -8 – 1985
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 42 LOW: 18 PRECIPITATION: .30″ SNOWFALL: 0.8″
January 21st marks the middle point of the winter as today has the lowest average temperature of the year. We will again be very cold today as Arctic high pressure builds over the area. Skies will be partly sunny with highs only in the 20s and with gusts to 20 mph will make it feel even colder.
The weekend will start off very cold as lows tomorrow morning will fall to the single digits but with sunshine during the day and high temperatures will be a couple of degrees higher than today with less wind. Sunday will again be dry with again slightly milder temperatures but still remain below normal.
Another cold day on Monday despite plenty of sunshine with highs staying below freezing.
Tuesday will be the mildest day of this upcoming week with highs near 40 but a cold front may cause some snow or rain showers in the afternoon and night.
Following the cold front, Arctic air will again move into the area and it will be very cold Wednesday through Friday, but we should stay dry.
There are indications at this time that February will average above normal as most of the colder weather will stay across the western part of the country.
TODAY – JAN 21 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 20s.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy and very cold, low near 8.
SATURDAY – JAN 22 – Sunny, high in the upper 20s.
SUNDAY – JAN 23 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
MONDAY – JAN 24 – Mostly sunny, high near 40.
TUESDAY – JAN 25 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow or rain showers in the afternoon and night, high near 40.
WEDNESDAY – JAN 26 – Mostly sunny, high near 30.
THURSDAY – JAN 27 – Sunny, high in the upper 20s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday evening for northerly winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 4-7 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Sunday through Tuesday.
Have a nice day and stay warm and safe!