Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly clear early on this Presidents Day morning and it is around 5-10 degrees warmer than this time yesterday with readings at 5 a.m. range from 26 in Clifton down to 19 at Pequest. Winds are calm or light southwesterly.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY 21ST:
AVERAGE HIGH: 41 AVERAGE LOW: 26
RECORD HIGH: 80 – 2018 (also record high for February) RECORD LOW: 4 – 2015
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 38 LOW: 18 PRECIPITATION: NONE
Today will be milder with plenty of sunshine as high pressure offshore will give us a southwesterly flow of air. High temperatures will reach the 50s but gusty wind in the afternoon will make it feel slightly cooler.
A storm system will be moving into our area on Tuesday with rain mainly from late afternoon into early Wednesday morning.
Wednesday will start off cloudy then we will have gradual clearing and becoming quite mild with highs in the 60s. A cold front will cross the area late in the day.
Another storm system will affect our area Thursday night into Friday and this time colder air will be in the area so some of the precipitation will be in the form of snow and sleet that should change to rain. Details of this storm will be more clear after the first storm moves away. So again depending on the track of the storm will determine how much frozen precipitation falls in our area.
At this point the weekend looks dry but with below normal temperatures.
TODAY – FEB 21 – Sunny, high in the mid 50s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the mid 30s.
TUESDAY – FEB 22 – Becoming cloudy with rain developing mainly after 3 p.m., high in the mid 50s.
WEDNESDAY – FEB 23 – Cloudy in the morning with a chance of a shower then gradual clearing and becoming very mild, high in the mid 60s.
THURSDAY – FEB 24 – Mostly cloudy and colder, high near 40. Rain and snow at night.
FRIDAY – FEB 25 – Cloudy with rain and snow mainly in the morning, high near 40.
SATURDAY – FEB 26 – Sunny, high in the mid 30s.
SUNDAY – FEB 27 – Mostly sunny, high near 40.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southwest winds to 10 knots, seas less than 1 foot.
OUTLOOK – A small craft advisory has been posted effective between 6 p.m. this evening through 9 a.m. Tuesday morning; advisories likely to continue through Tuesday night with some gale gusts possible; advisories possible on Wednesday; no advisories expected on Thursday; possible advisories again for Friday.
Have a nice day and enjoy the milder weather today!