Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly clear early on this Saturday morning and temperatures are nearly 40 degrees colder than this time yesterday ranging from 21 in Clifton down to 13 at Walpack and Sandyston. Winds are mainly calm.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY 19TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 41 AVERAGE LOW: 25
RECORD HIGH: 65 – 2017 RECORD LOW: 3 – 2015
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 64 LOW: 24 PRECIPITATION: .33″
Today we will see an increase in cloudiness as a cold front approaches our area. The front will move through this afternoon possibly accompanied by a snow squall, if the squall does occur it will only last about 15 minutes but look like a blizzard which may give us a dusting of snow on the ground. Also it will become very windy this afternoon and tonight with some gusts over 45 mph and a wind advisory is in effect.
Sunday will be sunny and cold but with much less wind than today as the high pressure will be nearly over the region.
Presidents Day looks to be the nicest day of next week with plenty of sunshine and milder temperatures.
Rain is expected Tuesday afternoon and night with continued mild temperatures.
Wednesday will be quite mild despite having mostly cloudy skies, a cold front will cross the area in the afternoon and at night.
A frontal system will affect our area Thursday into Friday, it will be colder which may give us some wintery precipitation.
TODAY – FEB 19 – Increasing cloudiness and becoming very windy with a chance of a brief heavy snow squall this afternoon, high in the low 40s, winds gusting to 45 mph possible and a wind advisory is in effect.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear and windy in the evening with diminishing winds after midnight, low in the mid teens.
SUNDAY – FEB 20 – Sunny with much less wind, high in the upper 30s.
PRESIDENTS DAY – FEB 21 – Sunny, high in the low 50s.
TUESDAY – FEB 22 – Cloudy with rain mainly from noon to midnight, high in the mid 50s.
WEDNESDAY – FEB 23 – Mostly cloudy and mild, high in the low 60s.
THURSDAY – FEB 24 – Mostly cloudy with rain and snow likely, high near 40.
FRIDAY – FEB 25 – Mostly cloudy with rain and snow likely, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning will be in effect from 9 a.m. this morning until 1 a.m. Sunday morning for westerly winds gusting to 45 knots, seas 4-8 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Sunday through the day on Tuesday; advisories possible Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Have a nice weekend but stay safe!