Good morning everyone!
Skies are cloudy early on this Thursday morning and there are some patches of light rain or drizzle falling in our area. Early temperatures range from 36 in Clifton down to 33 at High Point. Winds are calm or light northerly.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MARCH 2ND:
AVERAGE HIGH: 44 AVERAGE LOW: 28
RECORD HIGH: 68 – 1991 RECORD LOW: 10 – 1980
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 43 LOW: 29 PRECIPITATION: TRACE
A weak frontal system will give us cloudy skies this morning with some very light rain or drizzle which should end by 8 a.m., followed by clearing this afternoon and becoming quite mild with highs well up into the 50s.
A stronger low pressure system will give us precipitation from late Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Indications now that the system will produce mainly rain in our area, possibly starting off as a mix of snow and sleet. More snowfall is expected well north and west of our area. Rainfall amounts should be a little over an inch.
Quiet weather is expected Sunday through the middle of next week with only a low chance of rain showers Monday night. Temperatures will be at or slightly above normal.
TODAY – MAR 2 – Cloudy with patchy fog and a chance of light rain before 8 a.m. then becoming mostly sunny, breezy and very mild this afternoon, high in the upper 50s.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, low near 30.
FRIDAY – MAR 3 – Increasing cloudiness with a chance of rain mixed with snow or sleet by late in the afternoon with mainly rain at night, high in the mid 40s.
SATURDAY – MAR 4 – Cloudy with rain likely in the morning, high in the upper 40s.
SUNDAY – MAR 5 – Mostly sunny, high near 50.
MONDAY – MAR 6 – Sunny, high in the low 50s, chance of showers at night.
TUESDAY – MAR 7 – Partly sunny, high near 50.
WEDNESDAY – MAR 8 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. this evening for westerly winds with gusts to 15 knots, seas 3-5 feet.
OUTLOOK: A gale watch has been issued for Friday night; advisories likely for high seas on Saturday; advisories possible during the day on Sunday; no advisories expected for Sunday night through Monday.
FEBRUARY 2023 CLIMATE SUMMARY: RECORDS STARTED IN 1973.
February was very mild with an average temperature of 38.6 degrees which tied it for the 3rd warmest, the high temperature was 69 recorded on the 16th while the low was a chilly 1 degree set on the 4th. Precipitation was below normal with 1.41″ falling. Snowfall was also below normal with 5.2″ accumulating almost all of fell on the 27th and 28th.
Temperatures were well above normal and it was the warmest winter on record. December was near normal but January and February were extremely mild. Precipitation was above normal with December and January being wetter than normal but February was drier than normal. Snowfall was much below normal with only 6.5″ accumulating.
Have a nice day and stay safe!