Good morning everyone!
Skies are cloudy early on this Monday morning and there is some light rain or drizzle falling over parts of the area. Early temperatures range from 36 in Clifton down to 30 at High Point. Winds are light from the southeast.
Clifton’s Weather Almanac for March 13th:
Average High: 47 Average Low: 31
Record High: 80 – 1990. Record Low: 15 – 2017
Yesterday’s High: 47 Low: 30 Precipitation: None
Low pressure off the Carolina coast will move northeast just off our coast by tonight. Rain from this system will fall much of today and become heavy at times tonight. Over the higher elevations to our north and west the precipitation may be in the form of snow.
As the storm intensifies southeast of Long Island on Tuesday the rain will likely change to snow on Tuesday and it will become quite windy with gusts to 35 mph. At this time snow accumulations in our area should average 1-3 inches with much higher amounts across the higher elevations across northwest New Jersey and the Hudson Valley where 6-12 inches may accumulate.
We dry out on Wednesday but it will be cool and very windy.
Milder on Thursday and Friday as high pressure will be off the southeast coast and a southwest flow of air will move into our area. A weak frontal system will give us a chance of showers Friday night into Saturday morning.
Dry and cooler weather expected for Sunday.
TODAY – MAR 13 – Rain, high in the mid 40s.
TONIGHT – Rain in the evening mixing with snow after midnight, low in the mid 30s.
TUESDAY – MAR 14 – Rain and snow in the morning changing to all snow in the afternoon, becoming windy with gusts to 35 mph, high near 40. Total rainfall amounts around 2 inches, accumulations of snow 1-3 inches.
WEDNESDAY – MAR 15 – Mostly sunny and windy, high in the mid 40s.
THURSDAY – MAR 16 – Sunny and milder, high in the mid 50s.
FRIDAY – MAR 17 – Partly sunny in the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon, high in the mid 50s, chance of showers at night.
SATURDAY – MAR 18 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning then becoming partly sunny in the afternoon, high in the mid 50s.
SUNDAY – MAR 19 – Mostly sunny and cooler, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning for easterly winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 6-9 feet.
OUTLOOK: A gale warning will be in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday morning through 6 p.m. Wednesday evening; advisories possible Thursday morning; no advisories expected Thursday afternoon through Friday morning; possible advisories Friday afternoon and night.
Have a nice day and stay safe!