Good morning everyone!
Skies are clear early on this Saturday morning and here in Clifton the temperature has fallen to 2 degrees which is a record low for the date and the coldest temperature since January 31st, 2019. The lowest temperature in the state is at High Point with a chilly reading of -7. Northwest winds are still gusting to 30 mph bringing wind chills down to well below zero.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY 4TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 38 AVERAGE LOW: 22
RECORD HIGH: 63 – 2019 RECORD LOW: 3 – 1996
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 32 LOW: 9 PRECIPITATION: NONE
Strong Arctic high pressure will be moving through the area today and then off the coast tonight. Today will be very cold with highs in the 20s and winds will not be as strong as yesterday, but gusts to 25 mph are still likely. Tonight the high will move off the coast and a southwest flow will help temperatures actually rise overnight to near 30 along with an increase in clouds.
Sunday will be a mostly cloudy day but much milder with highs reaching the upper 40s.
Much of next week will be quite mild with the best chance of rain will be Thursday into Friday as a frontal system moves into our area.
TODAY – FEB 4 – Sunny, breezy and very cold, high in the mid 20s, wind gusts to 25 mph.
TONIGHT – Increasing clouds, low in the low 20s rising somewhat after midnight.
SUNDAY – FEB 5 – Mostly cloudy and much milder, high in the upper 40s.
MONDAY – FEB 6 – Mostly sunny, high near 50.
TUESDAY – FEB 7 – Partly sunny, high near 50.
WEDNESDAY – FEB 8 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 50s.
THURSDAY – FEB 9 – Cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the low 50s.
FRIDAY – FEB 10 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the mid 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Northwest winds becoming westerly to 20 knots, seas 1-2 feet.
OUTLOOK: Small craft advisories expected for Sunday; no advisories expected for Monday; advisories likely on Tuesday; no advisories expected for Wednesday.
Have a nice weekend and stay safe and warm!