Good morning everyone! And Happy Daylight Saving Time!
Skies are mostly clear early on this Sunday morning and temperatures range from 30 in Clifton down to 22 at High Point. Winds are light from the north-northwest.
Clifton’s Almanac for March 12th:
Average High: 47 Average Low: 30
Record High: 73 – 2012 Record Low: 9 – 1984
Yesterday’s High: 42 Low: 33 Precipitation: .30″ Snow: 0.3″
Weak high pressure will give us a nice day today with near seasonable temperatures, skies will start off sunny but we should see an increase in clouds this afternoon as the next system approaches our area.
A strong coastal storm will develop and give us rain and snow Monday into Tuesday. Most of the precipitation will be in the form of rain on Monday possibly mixed with snow but as the storm intensifies on Tuesday the precipitation may become mainly snow on Tuesday along with strong winds. Rainfall amounts of 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches are likely with snow accumulations of around 2 inches in our area but much higher to our north and west. At this point the confidence of forecast remains low so stay tuned for possible changes as it all depends on the strength and track of the potentially strong coastal storm. Winds from this system may gust to 40 mph on Tuesday.
Dry weather on Wednesday but it will be quite windy.
Dry and mild weather is expected Thursday and Friday.
A weaker frontal system may cause some showers on Saturday along with mild temperatures.
TODAY – MAR 12 – Increasing cloudiness, high in the upper 40s.
TONIGHT – Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow after 2 a.m., low in the mid 30s.
MONDAY – MAR 13 – Snow and rain in the morning then mainly rain, high in the mid 40s.
TUESDAY – MAR 14 – Snow mixed with rain and windy, high in the low 40s, wind gusts to 40 mph likely.
WEDNESDAY – MAR 15 – Partly sunny and windy, high in the upper 40s.
THURSDAY – MAR 16 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.
FRIDAY – MAR 17 – Mostly cloudy, high in the upper 50s, chance of showers at night.
SATURDAY – MAR 18 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the low 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Monday morning for easterly winds gusting to 15 knots, seas 4-7 feet.
OUTLOOK: A gale watch has been issued effective between Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon; advisories likely to continue through Thursday morning.
Have a nice day and stay safe!