Good morning everyone!
Skies are cloudy and there is some fog around the area. Temperatures again are unseasonably mild with readings across all of the area mainly 50-55 degrees. Winds are mainly calm.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY 17TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 40 AVERAGE LOW: 25
RECORD HIGH: 67 – 1976 RECORD LOW: -1 – 1979
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 69(New record) LOW: 53 PRECIPITATION: .08″ Note: The 53 degree low temperature was the second highest minimum temperature for the entire month of February.
Showers are expected to develop around 8 a.m. as a cold front approaches the area and should be off the coast by early this afternoon, the rain may be heavy at times. Strong southwest flow will cause temperatures to rise to the 60s this morning but after the front moves through temperatures will tumble to the 40s by sunset and the 20s by Saturday morning. Northwest winds behind the front may gust to 35 mph.
After a chilly start we will have plenty of sunshine on Saturday with diminishing winds, temperatures will rise to above normal readings in the afternoon.
Sunday will be milder despite considerable cloudiness.
Mild weather to continue much of next week with the best chance of showers will be from Tuesday night into Thursday.
TODAY – FEB 17 – Cloudy this morning with showers developing around 8 a.m. becoming windy, showers ending around 2 p.m. followed by clearing, continued windy, early highs in the 60s falling to the 40s by sunset. Wind gusts to 35 mph.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, windy and colder, low in the mid 20s, wind gusts to 35 mph.
SATURDAY – FEB 18 – Sunny with diminishing winds, highs in the mid 40s.
SUNDAY – FEB 19 – Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy, high in the low 50s.
PRESDIDENTS DAY – FEB 20 – Mostly cloudy, high in the mid 50s.
TUESDAY – FEB 21 – Sunny in the morning then increasing cloudiness, high in the low 50s, Chance of rain at night.
WEDNESDAY – FEB 22 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the low 50s.
THURSDAY – FEB 23 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the mid 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday morning for westerly winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 4-7 feet.
OUTLOOK: No advisories expected Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning; possible small craft advisories Sunday afternoon and night; no advisories expected during the day on Monday with possible advisories Monday night; no advisories expected for Tuesday.
Have a nice day and stay safe!