Good morning everyone and Happy First Day of Meteorological Spring!
Skies are partly cloudy early on this Wednesday morning and early temperatures range from 31 in Clifton down to 19 at Pequest. Winds are calm or light northwesterly. There may be some black ice on untreated roads and sidewalks so be careful heading out this morning.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MARCH 1ST:
AVERAGE HIGH: 44 AVERAGE LOW: 28
RECORD HIGH: 69 – 2017 RECORD LOW: 7 – 1980
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 35 LOW: 29 PRECIPITATION: .32″ SNOW: 2.8″ (storm total 4.8″)
High pressure will be in control of our weather today with mostly sunny skies, light winds and seasonably mild temperatures.
As the high moves offshore on Thursday a weak frontal system will likely give us light rain from about midnight tonight through noon on Thursday followed by clearing in the afternoon with quite mild temperatures.
Another stronger low pressure system will give us rain and/or snow Friday afternoon changing to plain rain Friday night with rain continuing into Saturday morning. As of now no snow accumulation is expected for the Clifton area but a couple inches of snow is possible further inland.
Mainly dry weather Sunday through early next week along with near seasonable temperatures.
TODAY – MAR 1 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with rain likely after midnight, low in the upper 30s.
THURSDAY – MAR 2 – Cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning then clearing and mild in the afternoon, high in the upper 50s.
FRIDAY – MAR 3 – Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, high in the mid 40s. Rain at night.
SATURDAY – MAR 4 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of morning rain, high in the upper 40s.
SUNDAY – MAR 5 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
MONDAY – MAR 6 – Sunny, high near 50.
TUESDAY – MAR 7 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. this evening for high seas, winds will be easterly gusting to 15 knots, seas 3-6 feet.
OUTLOOK: Advisories likely for Friday with gales possible Friday night; advisories likely on Saturday; advisories still possible for Sunday.
Have a nice day and stay safe!