Good morning everyone and Happy February!
Light snow is falling over much of the area with a dusting on the ground. Temperatures are the coldest since December 26th but actually near normal with readings ranging from 23 in Clifton down to 17 at High Point, Winds are from the north averaging 5-10 mph.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY 1ST:
AVERAGE HIGH: 37 AVERAGE LOW: 22
RECORD HIGH: 63 – 1989 RECORD LOW: 6 – 2019 We had 19″ of snow in 2021.
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 46 LOW: 28 PRECIPITATION: .08″ SNOW: 0.1″
The weak disturbance that is giving us a dusting of snow will be moving away and the snow should end shortly after sunrise. Gradual clearing by this afternoon with seasonably cold temperatures.
Slightly milder on Thursday ahead of an Arctic front.
The Arctic front will move through our area Friday morning with a strong northwest flow of bitterly cold air. Temperatures will remain in the 20s during the day and with winds gusting to 35 mph will make it feel well below zero. Low temperatures will fall to the single digits Saturday morning with below zero readings further inland. During the day Saturday it will be sunny but highs will only reach the low to mid 20s.
The very cold air will not last that long as Sunday will reach well up into the 40s.
Back to above normal temperatures next week with no major storms expected.
TODAY – FEB 1 – Light snow ending this morning with accumulations of less than an inch. Gradual clearing by later this morning, high in the upper 30s.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, low near 20.
THURSDAY – FEB 2 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
FRIDAY – FEB 3 – Sunny, windy and very cold, high in the mid 20s, winds gusting to 35 mph.
SATURDAY – FEB 4 – Sunny, breezy and very cold, high in the mid 20s.
SUNDAY – FEB 5 – Mostly cloudy and milder, high in the upper 40s.
MONDAY – FEB 6 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
TUESDAY – FEB 7 – Partly sunny, high in the low 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – North-northeast winds to 10 knots, seas 1-2 feet.
OUTLOOK: No advisories expected for Thursday; advisories likely Friday into Saturday with some gale gusts possible; advisories again possible on Sunday.
Have a nice day and stay safe!